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tr.v. de·tached, de·tach·ing, de·tach·es
1. To separate or unfasten; disconnect: detach a check from the checkbook; detach burs from one's coat.
2. To remove from association or union with something: detach a calf from its mother; detached herself from the group.
3. To send (troops or ships, for example) on a special mission.

[French détacher, from Old French destachier : des-, de- + attachier, to attach; see attach.]

de·tach′a·bil′i·ty n.
de·tach′a·ble adj.
de·tach′a·bly adv.


in a detachable fashion
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An absorbent belted-article comprising an absorbent pad and a separate belt to which the absorbent pad is detachably attached and which is to be placed around the waist of a wearer to hold the absorbent pad when the belted-article is being worn, wherein the absorbent pad includes a chassis which comprises a liquid-permeable top sheet and a liquid-impermeable back sheet oriented away from the wearer and an absorbent core between the top sheet and the back sheet, and wherein the absorbent pad is detachably attached to the belt by an attaching arrangement, wherein the difference in kinetic coefficients of friction between the back sheet of the absorbent pad and an outwardly oriented surface of the belt is 0.
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Is the supply cableway with cars - seating for four people - detachably attached on the rope, intended for passenger transport especially with skis fastened mainly upwards.