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Verb: dissociate  di'sow-shee,eyt
  1. Part; cease or break association with
    "She dissociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president";
    - disassociate, divorce, disunite, disjoint
  2. Regard as unconnected
    "you must dissociate these two events!";
    - decouple
  3. (chemistry) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms
    "acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"

Derived forms: dissociated, dissociates, dissociating

Type of: break, break down, break up, decompose, differentiate, distinguish, part, secern [rare], secernate, separate, severalise [Brit], severalize, split, split up, tell, tell apart

Antonym: associate

Encyclopedia: Dissociate