Definitions for: Dissociate


[v] (chemistry) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms; "acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"
[v] regard as unconnected; "you must dissociate these two events!"
[v] part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*so"ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissociated;
p. pr. & vb. n. Dissociating.] [L. dissociatus, p. p. of
dissociare to dissociate; dis- + sociare to unite, associate,
socius companion. See Social.]
To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to
disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete
substance.

Before Wyclif's death in 1384, John of Gaunt had openly
dissociated himself from the reformer. --A. W. Ward.

Synonyms: disassociate, disjoint, disunite, divorce

Antonyms: associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in

See Also: break, break down, break up, break up, decompose, differentiate, distinguish, part, secern, secernate, separate, separate, severalise, severalize, split, split up, tell, tell apart

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