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dissociable

[dih-soh-shee-uh-buh l, -shuh-buh l or for 1, -see-uh-]
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adjective
  1. capable of being dissociated; separable: Worthy and unworthy motives are often not dissociable.
  2. not sociable; unsociable.
  3. incongruous; not reconcilable.
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Origin of dissociable

1595–1605; < Latin dissociābilis, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + sociābilis sociable
Related formsdis·so·ci·a·bil·i·ty, dis·so·ci·a·ble·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • They came in two by two, though matched in the most dissociable manner, and mingled together in a kind of dance.

    Essays and Tales

    Joseph Addison

  • Thirty-seven portages lie between77 them and the dissociable sea.


British Dictionary definitions for dissociable

dissociable

adjective
  1. able to be dissociated; distinguishable
  2. incongruous; irreconcilable
  3. Also: dissocial (dɪˈsəʊʃəl) a less common word for unsociable
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Derived Formsdissociability or dissociableness, noundissociably, adverb
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