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dis- +‎ link

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dislink (third-person singular simple present dislinks, present participle dislinking, simple past and past participle dislinked)

  1. (rare) To unlink; to disunite or separate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tennyson to this entry?)
    • 1896, William Sloane Kennedy, Reminiscences of Walt Whitman, page 178:
      Let it be distinctly understood that, while I have drawn a parallel between Victor Hugo and Walt Whitman, as regards their radicalism in poetical reform, I should wish distinctly and emphatically to assert that the Whitmanesque reform in style —as illustrated in its best specimens,— is as far in advance of that of Hugo as his was in advance of Classicism. Whitman's method dislinks entirely from all past theories.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dislink in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)