Dis·en·gage v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disengaged p. pr. & vb. n. Disengaging.] To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study.
To disengage him and the kingdom, great sums were to be borrowed. --Milton.
Caloric and light must be disengaged during the process. --Transl. of Lavoisier.
Syn: -- To liberate; free; loose; extricate; clear; disentangle; detach; withdraw; wean.
Dis·en·gaged a. Not engaged; free from engagement; at leisure; free from occupation or care; vacant. -- Dis*en*ga*ged*ness n.