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Adjective: detached  di'tacht
  1. Showing lack of emotional involvement
    "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive";
    - dégagé, uninvolved
  2. Being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    "she felt detached from the group";
    - isolated, separated, set-apart, out on a limb
  3. No longer connected or joined
    "a detached part"; "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached";
    - separated
  4. (architecture) used of buildings; standing apart from others
    "detached houses"; "a detached garage"
  5. Lacking affection or warm feeling
    - unaffectionate, uncaring
  6. Not fixed in position
    "the detached shutter fell on him";
    - free
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

See also: freestanding, semidetached, separate, unconcerned, unconnected, unfixed, unloving

Type of: disconnect, divide, part, separate

Antonym: attach, attached

Encyclopedia: Detached