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disengageverb

uk   us   /ˌdɪs.ɪŋˈɡeɪdʒ/ formal
[I or T] to become separated from something, or to make two things become separate from each other: They recognized that the country would revive only if it thoroughly disengaged from the chaos of the old regime. The number-one rule for being a good colleague is to disengage your emotions from the working relationship. Both children, disengaging themselves from their game, came to her side. [T] If you disengage the clutch of a car, you stop the power produced by the engine being connected to the wheels.
disengagement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
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