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disengage

[‚dis·ən′gāj]
(engineering)
To break the contact between two objects.
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Since they automatically disengage in overload conditions such as that which destroyed the original magnetic coupling, there are no more worries about equipment being damaged or destroyed.
One of the Scania Retarder models is now available in a new version (R4100D) that automatically disengages and enters a freewheeling mode when not active.
As the drive engages and disengages less often, clutch life increases, noise decreases, dust buildup in the radiator is minimized and more horsepower is available --allowing the vehicle to achieve higher work output.
His commentary effectively disengages the meaning of the text and the ways in which a reader of the times would likely have responded to it.
The front output automatically disengages when the car is in motion to ensure the driver won't be distracted.
RibbonRation disengages the printhead when ink is not required and advances only the label over blank spaces or pre-printed areas of each label.