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disassociate

[dis-uh-soh-shee-eyt, -see-]
verb (used with object), dis·as·so·ci·at·ed, dis·as·so·ci·at·ing.
  1. to dissociate.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for disassociating

disassociate

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

disassociate

v.

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

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