to detach, abstract, or isolate mentally or conceptually
Origin of prescindClassical Latin praescindere, to cut off in front ; from prae-, before (see pre-) + scindere, to cut
to detach or isolate oneself; withdraw one's attention (from)
verbpre·scind·ed, pre·scind·ing, pre·scinds
To separate or detach in thought.
To withdraw one's attention from something.
Origin of prescindLatin praescindere, to cut off in front : prae-, pre- + scindere, to cut off, split; see skei- in Indo-European roots.