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dis·con·nect

disconnect

 
pronunciation:
dIs k nekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disconnects, disconnecting, disconnected
definition 1: to break off or stop the connection of or between.
The plumber disconnected the hose from the faucet.
antonyms:
attach, connect, fuse
similar words:
detach, separate
definition 2: to break the flow of electric current to; separate from the power source.
Please disconnect the toaster before you clean it.
antonyms:
plug in
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The word disconnect contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-