disband
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪsˈbænd/
Verb

disband (disbands, present participle disbanding; past and past participle disbanded)

  1. (ambitransitive) To break up or (cause to) cease to exist; to disperse.
    The president wanted to disband the scandal-plagued agency.
    I used to be in a punk band, but we disbanded in the early 1980s.
    • They disbanded themselves and returned, every man to his own dwelling.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To loose the bands of; to set free.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To divorce.
    • 1644, John Milton, The Doctrine or Discipline of Divorce:
      And therefore […] she ought to be disbanded.
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