1. separate or detach something/someone from something else
disconnect from the socket/the world
'To disconnect' can be used to describe a literal or figurative separation of people or objects. You can disconnect objects from each other, such as disconnecting an electrical input or disconnecting a microphone from a PA system. You can 'disconnect from a wi-fi or Bluetooth connection'. A 'disconnection' can be something figurative. To 'disconnect from work' or 'disconnect from reality', for example, describes a way of detaching or releasing the hold or control something has over you. This phrase is popular to describe separating electrical or mechanical elements from each other or taking a break from something stressful. It is used in technical and scientific environments as well as social ones.