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Today's word: dissociate
dɪˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-dis·so·ci·ate

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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"


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissociate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. dissociatus, p. p. of dissociare to dissociate; dis- + sociare to unite, associate, socius companion. See Social.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dissociate

    dis-sō′shi-āt, v.t. to separate from a society or company: to disunite: to separate.—n. Dissociabil′ity.—adjs. Dissō′ciable, not sociable: ill associated: incongruous: capable of being dissociated; Dissō′cial, not social.—v.t. Dissō′cialise, to make unsocial.—n. Dissociā′tion.—adj. Dissō′-ciative (chem.), tending to dissociate. [L. dissociāre, -ātumdis, asunder, sociāre, to unite.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissociate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissociate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dissociate in a Sentence

  1. Keerthi Tennakoon:

    Sirisena delivered a timely message and neutralized the campaign of the corrupt Rajapaksa, now most of Rajapaksa's supporters will try to dissociate from him.

  2. John Danforth:

    The brand of the Republican Party in Missouri has been badly damaged, and it's very important to set the record clear, i think it's important for Republicans to dissociate themselves from what has happened in the campaign against Tom Schweich.

  3. Regis Lopez:

    Our results may help to understand the mechanisms of the sleepwalking episodes, we hypothesize that a dissociate state of arousal may modify the components of sleep-wake behavior, consciousness, and also pain perception.

Images & Illustrations of dissociate

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Translations for dissociate

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  • разлагам, отделям се, разделям, разединявам, дисоциирам, откъсвам сеBulgarian
  • dissociarCatalan, Valencian
  • sich distanzierenGerman
  • distanciar, desmarcarSpanish
  • جدا کردنPersian
  • erottautua, erottaa, erota, hajota, hajottaaFinnish
  • dissocierFrench
  • díthiomsaighIrish
  • zich, scheiden, dissociëren, distantiëren, afscheidenDutch

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