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English definition of “disconnect”

disconnect

verb [T]     /ˌdɪs.kəˈnekt/
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 paid Cutting 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     /-ˈnek.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Cutting off and disconnecting
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