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Noun: dissociation  di,sow-see'ey-shun
  1. The act of removing from association
  2. A state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
    - disassociation
  3. (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions

Derived forms: dissociations

Type of: chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state, separation

Encyclopedia: Dissociation