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dissociative

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adjective dis·so·cia·tive \(ˈ)dis-ˈō-s(h)ē-ˌāt-iv, -shət-iv\

Medical Definition of dissociative

  1. :  of, relating to, or tending to produce dissociation a dissociative chemical reaction hypnosis theoretically induces a dissociative state in the subject so that he or she is not aware of all that is occurring in consciousness—Rita L. Atkinson et al


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