disjoin

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From Middle English disjoynen, from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disiungere (to separate), from dis-, di- (apart) + iungere (to join).

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disjoin (third-person singular simple present disjoins, present participle disjoining, simple past and past participle disjoined)

  1. (transitive) To separate; to disunite.
    • Milton
      That marriage, therefore, God himself disjoins.
    • Addison
      Never let us lay down our arms against France, till we have utterly disjoined her from the Spanish monarchy.
    • Pennant
      Windmill Street consisted of disjoined houses.
  2. (intransitive) To become separated.

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