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disconnect

dis·con·nect

disconnect

 
pronunciation:
dIs k nekt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disconnected, disconnecting, disconnects
definition 1: to break off or interrupt the connection of or between.
The plumber disconnected the hose from the faucet.
antonyms:
attach, connect, fuse
similar words:
detach, separate
definition 2: to break the flow of electric current to, by removing a connection to the power source.
You should disconnect the toaster before you clean it.
antonyms:
plug in
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part of speech: noun
definition: a disparity or lack of connection where agreement or strong relationship might be expected.
In the case of a hypocrite, there is a disconnect between what he believes, or claims to believe, and how he acts.
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