Pronunciation: (dis"ku-nekt'),[key] —v.t. to sever or interrupt the connection of or between; detach: They disconnected the telephone. We were disconnected.
—v.i. 1. to sever or terminate a connection, as of a telephone; hang up: State your business and disconnect. 2. to withdraw into one's private world: When social pressures become too great, she simply disconnects.
—n. an act or instance of disconnecting, esp. the suspension of telephone or cable TV service for nonpayment of service charges.