Etymology
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detach (v.)

1680s, "unfasten, disunite" (transitive), especially "separate for a special purpose or service," from French détacher "to detach, untie," from Old French destachier, from des- "apart" (see des-) + attachier "attach" (see attach). Related: Detached; detaching.

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Definitions of detach

detach (v.)
cause to become detached or separated; take off;
detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it
detach (v.)
separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment;
detach a regiment
detach (v.)
come to be detached;
His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery
Synonyms: come off / come away
From wordnet.princeton.edu