Disengaging
Disengage Dis`en*gage", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disengaged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disengaging}.] [Pref. dis- + engage: cf. F. d['e]sengager.] To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study. [1913 Webster]

To disengage him and the kingdom, great sums were to be borrowed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Caloric and light must be disengaged during the process. --Transl. of Lavoisier.

Syn: To liberate; free; loose; extricate; clear; disentangle; detach; withdraw; wean. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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