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Verb: detach  di'tach
  1. Cause to become detached or separated; take off
    "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it"
     
  2. (military) separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment
    "detach a regiment"
     
  3. Come to be detached
    "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery";
    - come off, come away

Derived forms: detaching, detached, detaches

Type of: disconnect, divide, part, separate

Antonym: attach

Encyclopedia: Detach