disengaged


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dis·en·gage

 (dĭs′ĕn-gāj′)
v. dis·en·gaged, dis·en·gag·ing, dis·en·gag·es
v.tr.
1. To release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. See Synonyms at extricate.
2. To release (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, or obligation.
v.intr.
To free or detach oneself; withdraw.

dis′en·gage′ment n.
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disengaged

adjective unconnected, separate, apart, detached, unattached Diane felt somewhat disengaged from those around her.
Translations

disengaged

[ˌdɪsɪnˈgeɪdʒd] ADJlibre, desocupado

disengaged

[ˌdɪsɪnˈgeɪdʒd] adj (= detached) [person] → indifférent(e)
to be disengaged from sth → être indifférent(e) à qch
References in classic literature ?
Dinnerparties and eveningparties were made for him and his lady; and invitations flowed in so fast that she had soon the pleasure of apprehending they were never to have a disengaged day.
or shall we say that there will no inconvenience arise from their not being citizens, as they are neither slaves nor freedmen: for this is certainly true, that all those are not citizens who are necessary to the existence of a city, as boys are not citizens in the same manner that men are, for those are perfectly so, the others under some conditions; for they are citizens, though imperfect ones: for in former times among some people the mechanics were either slaves or foreigners, for which reason many of them are so now: and indeed the best regulated states will not permit a mechanic to be a citizen; but if it be allowed them, we cannot then attribute the virtue we have described to every citizen or freeman, but to those only who are disengaged from servile offices.
I felt the box of matches in my hand being gently disengaged, and other hands behind me plucking at my clothing.
So far as one can ascertain from the conflicting accounts that have been put forth, the majority of them remained busied with preparations in the Horsell pit until nine that night, hurrying on some operation that disengaged huge volumes of green smoke.
certainly do it, though I were not disengaged, as at present I am,
Both ends of the line are exposed; the lower end terminating in an eye-splice or loop coming up from the bottom against the side of the tub, and hanging over its edge completely disengaged from everything.
He disengaged himself from Miss Watkin's arms, and she kissed him again.
Some hussars who galloped up disengaged his foot and helped him into the saddle.
Pulling out the sword with his disengaged hand, he flung it from him, the moonlight glinting upon the jewels of its hilt and the unsullied steel of its blade.
The situation was thus rendered really very alarming; the anchor-rope, which had securely caught, could not be disengaged, nor could it yet be cut by the knives of our aeronauts, and the balloon was rushing headlong toward the wood, when the animal received a ball in the eye just as he lifted his head.
Beaten back on to the deck of his own vessel, and closely followed by a dozen Englishmen, he disengaged himself from them, ran swiftly down the deck, sprang back into the cog once more, cut the rope which held the anchor, and was back in an instant among his crossbow-men.
Weller disengaged himself from the grasp of the agonised Pickwickian; and, in so doing, administered a considerable impetus to the unhappy Mr.