- to sever the association of (oneself); separate: He tried to dissociate himself from the bigotry in his past.
- to subject to dissociation.
- to withdraw from association.
- to undergo dissociation.
Origin of dissociate
Examples from the Web for dissociative
A psychiatrist would later testify at the fitness hearing that it was most likely a “dissociative episode.”‘Killer Nanny’ Case: What the Krims Didn’t Know About Yoselyn Ortega
June 26, 2013
Among her specialties is helping patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder.Mom or Murderer?
May 18, 2011
Cody also invited actual sufferers of Dissociative Identity Disorder and doctors who treat the disease in to speak to the staff.The Many Faces of Toni Collette
March 21, 2010
- to break or cause to break the association between (people, organizations, etc)
- (tr) to regard or treat as separate or unconnected
- to undergo or subject to dissociation
Word Origin and History for dissociative
1610s (implied in dissociated), from Latin dissociatus, past participle of dissociare "to separate from companionship, disunite, set at variance," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + sociare "to join," from socius "companion" (see social (adj.)). Attested from 1540s as a past participle adjective meaning "separated."