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 for Detaching
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Detach \De*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detached; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Detaching.] [F. d['e]tacher (cf. It. distaccare,
     staccare); pref. d['e] (L. dis) + the root found also in E.
     attach. See Attach, and cf. Staccato.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
          [1913 Webster]

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