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disjoin

dis·join

disjoin

 
pronunciation:
dIs joIn
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: disjoined, disjoining, disjoins
definition: to separate or disconnect, or become separated or disconnected.
antonyms:
join
similar words:
detach, sever
derivation: disjoinable (adj.)
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The word disjoin contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-