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Definition of "disconnect" []

  • To sever or interrupt the connection of or between: disconnected the hose. (verb-transitive)
  • Electricity To shut off the current in (an appliance) by removing its connection to a power source. (verb-transitive)
  • To sever or interrupt a connection. (verb-intransitive)
  • A lack of connection; a disparity: "There is a cosmic disconnect between what the voters want and what the party of the corporate interests can give them” ( Bob Herbert). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disconnect" in a sentence
  • "The latest evidence for this disconnect is the headlines about Barack Obama signing a "new deal" with his publisher, Crown, shortly before taking office."
  • "Bill Maher laid into the tea party movement and the American people for what he described as their disconnect from the reality of the nation's finances."
  • "Bill Maher laid into the tea party movement and the American people for what he described as their disconnect from the reality of the nation's ..."