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dissociate

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verb dis·so·ci·ate \(ˌ)di-ˈsō-shē-ˌāt, -sē-\

Simple Definition of dissociate

  • : to end your relationship with or connection to someone or something : to separate (yourself) from someone or something

Full Definition of dissociate

dis·so·ci·at·eddis·so·ci·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to separate from association or union with another <attempts to dissociate herself from her past>

  3. 2 :  disunite; specifically :  to subject to chemical dissociation

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to undergo dissociation

  6. 2 :  to mutate especially reversibly

Examples of dissociate

  1. The director has tried to dissociate himself from his earlier films.

  2. Why is the organization choosing to dissociate itself from its founder?



Origin of dissociate

Latin dissociatus, past participle of dissociare, from dis- + sociare to join, from socius companion — more at social


First Known Use: 1582

Rhymes with dissociate

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Medical Dictionary

dissociate

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verb dis·so·ci·ate \(ˈ)dis-ˈō-s(h)ē-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of dissociate

dis·so·ci·at·eddis·so·ci·at·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to subject to chemical dissociation

  3. intransitive verb

  4. 1:  to undergo dissociation

  5. 2:  to mutate especially reversibly





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