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Dictionary definition for: Detached

1. (s) showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she''s not hypocritically effusive" "an uninvolved bystander"

2. (s) being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group" "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others" "had a set-apart feeling"

3. (s) no longer connected or joined; "a detached part" "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached" "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases"

4. (a) used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached houses" "a detached garage"

5. (s) not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him" "he pulled his arm free and ran"

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