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English definition of “disconnect”

disconnect

verb [T] uk   /ˌdɪs.kəˈnekt/ us  
to unfasten something, especially to break the connection between a supply of electricity, gas, water, etc. and a device or piece of equipment: Never try to mend a broken machine without disconnecting it from the electricity supply.Cutting off and disconnecting to stop supplying electricity/gas/water/phone services, especially because money has not been paidCutting off and disconnecting If you are disconnected while speaking on the phone, the phone connection is suddenly broken and you can no longer continue your conversation.Cutting off and disconnecting
disconnection
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈnek.ʃən/ us  
Cutting off and disconnecting

disconnect

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɪs.kənekt/ us  
a situation in which two or more things are not connected in the way that they should be: The study found a disconnect between the state's social programs and some people who need government assistance.Cutting off and disconnecting
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