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v. dis·en·gaged, dis·en·gag·ing, dis·en·gag·es
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.
To free or detach oneself; withdraw.
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1. the act or process of disengaging or the state of being disengaged
2. leisure; ease
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In arms control, a general term for proposals that would result in the geographic separation of opposing nonindigenous forces without directly affecting indigenous military forces.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||disengagement - the act of releasing from an attachment or connection|
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
|2.||disengagement - to break off a military action with an enemy|
retreat - (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops"
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noun disconnection, withdrawal, separation, detachment, disentanglement This policy of disengagement from the war had its critics.
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(= detachment) → indifférence f
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n. desencajamiento, separación, desunión; [in obstetrics] desplazamiento de la cabeza del feto de la vulva.
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