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  Detach (De*tach") (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Detached (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Detaching.]
[F. détacher (cf. It. distaccare, staccare); pref. (L. dis) + the root found also in E. attach. See Attach, and cf. Staccato.]

1. To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
2. To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.

Synonyms -- To separate; disunite; disengage; sever; disjoin; withdraw;; draw off. See Detail.
Detach (De*tach"), v. i.

To push asunder; to come off or separate from anything; to disengage. "[A vapor] detaching, fold by fold, From those still heights." Tennyson.

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