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verb disconnect pronunciation in British English /ˌdɪskəˈnekt/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisconnecting
past tensedisconnected
past participledisconnected
  1. 1
    [transitive] to stop the supply of gas, water, or electricity, or the telephone service to a building

    They arrived to find that the water had been disconnected.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to stop a machine or piece of equipment from being connected to a supply of electricity, water, or gas

    Disconnect all electrical appliances before attempting to clean them.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to stop the telephone connection between two people or computers

    Many people complained they were disconnected before even reaching the operator.

    disconnect from:

    Click 'Work Offline' to disconnect from the Internet.

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