Definitions for dissociatedɪˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•so•ci•atedɪˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to sever the association of; disconnect; separate:

    He tried to dissociate himself from his past.

  2. to subject to dissociation.

  3. (v.i.)to withdraw from association.

  4. to undergo dissociation.

Origin of dissociate:

1605–15; < L dissociātus, ptp. of dissociāre to divide, sever =dis-dis-1+sociāre to attach as a partner, der. of socius companion


Princeton's WordNet

  1. disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite, disjoint(verb)

    part; cease or break association with

    "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"

  2. decouple, dissociate(verb)

    regard as unconnected

    "you must dissociate these two events!"; "decouple our foreign policy from ideology"

  3. dissociate(verb)

    to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms

    "acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dissociate(verb)ɪˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-

    to show that you do not want any connection with

    better to dissociate yourself from that crowd


  1. dissociate(Verb)

    To make unrelated; to sever a connection; to separate.

    A number of group members wish to dissociate themselves from the majority.

  2. dissociate(Verb)

    To part; to stop associating.

    After the big fight, the gang totally dissociated from each other.

  3. dissociate(Verb)

    To separate compounds into simpler component parts, usually by applying heat or through electrolysis.

    We dissociated the lead iodide into its elements by heating

  4. dissociate(Verb)

    To undergo dissociation.

    Gerald checked himself into the hospital because he was dissociating.

  5. dissociate(Verb)

    To undergo dissociation.

    Gerald checked himself into the hospital because he was dissociating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissociate(verb)

    to separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance

Translations for dissociate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to separate, especially in thought.

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