To separate or detach in thought.
To withdraw one's attention from something.
To detach, abstract, or isolate mentally or conceptually.
To detach or isolate oneself; withdraw one's attention (from)
Origin of prescind
- Latin praescindere to cut off in front prae- pre- scindere to cut off, split skei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition