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dissociate

dis·so·ci·ate

dissociate

 
 
pronunciation:
dih so shi eIt [or] dih so si eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissociated, dissociates, dissociating
definition 1: to remove from association with (people, causes, and the like); disassociate.
She dissociated herself from the peace movement.
synonyms:
disassociate
antonyms:
associate
definition 2: to sever a mental connection or association between; separate.
Some people can't dissociate the actor from the character he plays.
antonyms:
associate, relate
similar words:
divorce, separate
definition 3: in chemistry, to cause (a complex substance) to decompose into its simpler constituents by varying the physical conditions.
antonyms:
combine
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cease association; separate.
antonyms:
associate, relate
similar words:
part company, separate
definition 2: of complex substances, to undergo chemical decomposition into simpler constituents because of variations in physical conditions.
antonyms:
combine
derivation: dissociative (adj.)
Word Parts
The word dissociate contains the following part:
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).