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dissociate

[ dih-soh-shee-eyt, -see- ]
/ d瑟藞so蕣 蕛i藢e瑟t, -si- /
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verb (used with object), dis路so路ci路at路ed, dis路so路ci路at路ing.
to sever the association of (oneself); separate: He tried to dissociate himself from the bigotry in his past.
to subject to dissociation.
verb (used without object), dis路so路ci路at路ed, dis路so路ci路at路ing.
to withdraw from association.
to undergo dissociation.
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Origin of dissociate

1605鈥15; dis-1 + (as)sociate, modeled on Latin dissoci膩tus, past participle of dissoci膩re to divide, sever

OTHER WORDS FROM dissociate

dis路so路ci路a路tive, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dissociate

disassociate, dissociate
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British Dictionary definitions for dissociate

dissociate
/ (d瑟藞s蓹蕣蕛瑟藢e瑟t, -s瑟-) /

verb
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

Derived forms of dissociate

dissociative, adjective
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