[dis-uh-soh-shee-eyt, -see-]

verb (used with object), dis·as·so·ci·at·ed, dis·as·so·ci·at·ing.

Origin of disassociate

First recorded in 1595–1605; dis-1 + associate
Related formsdis·as·so·ci·a·tion, noun
Can be confuseddisassociate dissociate
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Related Words for disassociating

uncouple, divorce, part, disconnect, separate, disaffiliate

British Dictionary definitions for disassociating



a less common word for dissociate
Derived Formsdisassociation, noun
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Word Origin and History for disassociating



c.1600, from dis- + associate (v.). Related: Disassociated; disassociating; disassociation.

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