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Meaning of DISENGAGEMENT

Pronunciation:  `disen'geyjmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  to break off a military action with an enemy
  2. [n]  the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
 

DISENGAGEMENT is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: detachment, fallback, pullout
 
 See Also: retreat, separation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis`en*gage"ment\, n. [Pref. dis- + engagement:
cf. F. d['e]sengagement.]
1. The act of disengaging or setting free, or the state of
   being disengaged.

         It is easy to render this disengagement of caloric
         and light evident to the senses.      --Transl. of
                                               Lavoisier.

         A disengagement from earthly trammels. --Sir W.
                                               Jones.

2. Freedom from engrossing occupation; leisure.

         Disengagement is absolutely necessary to enjoyment.
                                               --Bp. Butler.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abstraction, alienation, breaking out, clearing, detachment, disarticulation, disassociation, disburdening, disconnectedness, disconnection, discontinuity, disembarrassment, disembroilment, disencumbrance, disentanglement, disinvolvement, disjointing, disjunction, dislocation, dislodgment, disunion, division, divorce, divorcement, extrication, fallback, freeing, incoherence, isolation, luxation, parting, partition, pullback, pullout, reculade, releasing, removal, retirement, retreat, segmentation, separation, separatism, subdivision, subtraction, uncluttering, unhampering, unknotting, unraveling, unscrambling, unsnarling, untangling, withdrawal, withdrawment, zoning
 

 

 

 

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