Definition of disjoin in English:



[with object]
  • Separate or disunite.

    ‘they asked that their parish be disjoined from Lewis and added to Harris’
    • ‘"The notion that the territories of the Commonwealth are disjoined from the one federal union is unpersuasive to me, " Justice Kirby said.’
    • ‘Hence, many of the Surrealist images disjoin scenes of beauty delimited by the intrusion of an otherworldly ‘thing’.’
    • ‘The state does not destroy our books; the university disjoins them.’
    • ‘Having earlier looked back to see herself as a discord, Jane now directly disjoins the reader's senses.’
    • ‘God's being is not a static reality from which we are disjoined, something we can admire only from afar like the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.’
    • ‘That's an example of a type of science that is fully on the level of particle physics and string theory intellectually but is quite disjoined from them.’
    • ‘All other readers are disjoined from the writer's individual experience.’
    • ‘The Territories are not disjoined; they are not satellites of the Commonwealth.’
    • ‘However, if you disjoin consumption and expenditure behavior from income and revenue behavior, interesting effects can occur.’
    • ‘The most obvious hybrid views simply conjoin or disjoin the probability and process views.’
    • ‘According to Feldstein, white and black motherhood fractured in the 1960s, as racial liberalism and gender conservatism disjoined.’
    • ‘Secrecy internalizes time and so fixes it in such a way that it disjoins with the present.’
    • ‘Or, as Wilber himself puts it: ‘We are working with demonstrably broken maps - ones that are partial, fragmented, disjoined, and inadequate.’’
    • ‘Or, certain theological assertions are stated, completely disjoined from their congregational, ethical implications.’
    • ‘Their implications would be only an embarrassing distraction, oddly disjoined from the prevailing paths of technical investigation.’
    • ‘The fourth chromosomes often disjoin slightly before the other bivalents.’
    • ‘This may sound obvious, but some interviews are a disjoined bunch of questions that leave obvious follow-up points hanging in the air.’
    • ‘What is known through postmemory is only ever realized in the disjunction between the time of the event's conception and its disjoined retelling.’
    • ‘It is not unrelated to our disjoining sex from holiness.’
    • ‘‘Hold still,’ she said as she readied herself to put the disjoined joint back into place.’
    unfasten, unbutton, unhook, untie, unlace


Late Middle English from Old French desjoindre, from Latin disjungere, from dis- (expressing reversal) + jungere ‘to join’.