Translation of detachment in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable (aloofness) he watched the execution of the prisoners with detachmentpresenció impasible la ejecución de los prisionerosExample sentences
- I wish I could approach this with the cool detachment that I view the new series of Enterprise, or the next episode of Desperate Housewives.
- The intellectual's obligation to detachment and objectivity is never lost sight of.
- While watching ‘The Passion’ I felt a sense of detachment even as I was being emotionally pummeled by the images on the screen.
- 2 uncountable (act of detaching) [formal]Example sentences
- Retinal detachment (separation of the retina from the pigment epithelium behind it) is a rarer cause of blindness.
- A second form of retinal detachment may develop when new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina.
- The implications of this idea extend beyond vascular disease to other matrix remodeling and detachment processes such as cancer.
- 3 countable (Military)Example sentences
- The four Kidd-class destroyers will become the flag ships of separate detachments of the task force,’ he said.
- U.S. Central Command sent a detachment of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division to control the facility's gate.
- The Japanese garrison, which included two infantry battalions and naval detachments, resisted tenaciously and the islands were not declared secure until 18 May.
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