verb Etymology: Middle English disjoynen, from Anglo-French desjoindre, from Latin disjungere, from dis- + jungere to join — more at yoke Date: 15th century transitive verb to end the joining of intransitive verb to become detached

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  • Disjoin — Dis*join (d[i^]s*join ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disjoined} (d[i^]s*joind ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Disjoining}.] [OF. desjoindre, F. disjoindre, d[ e]joindre, fr. L. disjungere; dis + jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Disjoint}, {Disjunct}.] To part; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disjoin — Dis*join , v. i. To become separated; to part. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disjoin — I verb break, cut, cut off, demobilize, depart, detach, dichotomize, disband, disconnect, discontinue, disembody, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, disjoint, dislocate, dismember, dispart, dissect, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, excise …   Law dictionary

  • disjoin — [dis join′, dis′join΄] vt. [ME disjoinen < OFr desjoindre < L disjungere: see DIS & JOIN] to undo the joining of; separate; detach vi. Obs. to become separated …   English World dictionary

  • disjoin — disjoinable, adj. /dis joyn /, v.t. 1. to undo or prevent the junction or union of; disunite; separate. v.i. 2. to become disunited; separate. [1475 85; ME disjoinen < OF desjoindre < L disjungere, equiv. to dis DIS 1 + jungere to JOIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • disjoin — verb a) To separate. b) To become separated. See Also: disjoint, disjunct, disjunction …   Wiktionary

  • disjoin — Synonyms and related words: ablate, abrupt, alienate, analyze, anatomize, atomize, break, break off, break up, cast off, cast out, change, chop logic, come apart, consume, corrode, crack up, crumble, crumble into dust, cut adrift, cut off, cut… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • disjoin — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. separate, detach, disunite; see divide 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To become or cause to become apart one from another: break, detach, disjoint, disunite, divide, divorce, part, separate, split (up). Idioms: part… …   English dictionary for students

  • disjoin — v. detach, separate, disconnect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disjoin — verb separate or disunite …   English new terms dictionary

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