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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
features:
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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
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derivation: dissociative (adj.)
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