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detach

de·tach

detach

 
 
pronunciation:
dih taech
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: detached, detaches, detaching
definition 1: to separate from some whole.
You must detach the coupon before using it.He detached himself from his old friends.
synonyms:
disconnect, disjoin, unfasten, unhitch
antonyms:
affix, attach
similar words:
disengage, dissociate, divide, isolate, part, separate, sever, uncouple
definition 2: to send (a group of soldiers or the like) on a specific mission.
Additional troops have been detached to quell the disturbance.
synonyms:
dispatch
similar words:
charge, commission, send
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derivation: detachable (adj.)
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