to break or undo the connection of; separate, detach, unplug, etc.
to become disconnected
- a disconnection, as in an electrical system
- Informal a lack of communication or compatibility: a disconnect between her beliefs and her behavior
verbdis·con·nect·ed, dis·con·nect·ing, dis·con·nects
- To sever or interrupt the connection of or between: disconnected the hose.
- Electricity To shut off the current in (an appliance) by removing its connection to a power source.
To sever or interrupt a connection.
A lack of connection; a disparity: “There is a cosmic disconnect between what the voters want and what the party of the corporate interests can give them” (Bob Herbert).
- A break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process; disconnection.
- A switch used to isolate a portion of an electrical circuit.
- A lack of connection or accord; a mismatch.
- There's a disconnect between what they think is happening and what is really going on.
- (Scientology) The deliberate severing of ties with family, friends, etc. considered antagonistic towards Scientology.
- Some object to the use of disconnect to mean “disconnection” or “a break or interruption in an existing connection, continuum, or process”, noting the lack of a corresponding sense of connect.
(third-person singular simple present disconnects, present participle disconnecting, simple past and past participle disconnected)
dis- + connect