dissociate[di sō′s̸hē āt′; also, -sē āt′]
dissociate definition by Webster's New World
- to break the ties or connection between; sever association with; separate; disunite
- to cause to undergo dissociation
Origin: ; from Classical Latin dissociatus, past participle of dissociare ; from dis-, apart plush sociare, to join ; from socius, companion: see social
- to part company; stop associating
- to undergo dissociation
dissociate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb dis·so·ci·at·ed, dis·so·ci·at·ing, dis·so·ci·ates verb, transitive
- To remove from association; separate: “Marx never dissociated man from his social environment” (Sidney Hook).
- Chemistry To cause to undergo dissociation.
- To cease associating; part.
- Biology To mutate or change morphologically, often reversibly.
- Chemistry To undergo dissociation.
Origin: Latin dissociāre, dissociāt- : dis-, dis- + sociāre, to unite (from socius, companion; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots).
- dis·soˈci·aˌtive adjective
dissociate - Phrases/Idioms
dissociate oneself from