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English definition of “detached”


adjective (SEPARATE)    /dɪˈtætʃt/
separated: The label became detached from your parcel.Separateness and isolation in spaceAlone C1 describes a house that is not connected to any other building: Prices are rising so fast that people can't afford detached houses. → Compare semi-detachedSeparateness and isolation in spaceAloneHouses and homes
(Definition of detached adjective (SEPARATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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