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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·tach v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detached p. pr. & vb. n. Detaching.]
 1. To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
 2. To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.
 Syn: -- To separate; disunite; disengage; sever; disjoin; withdraw; draw off. See Detail.