transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
transitive verbdis·as·so·ci·at·ed, dis·as·so·ci·at·ing, dis·as·so·ci·ates
(third-person singular simple present disassociates, present participle disassociating, simple past and past participle disassociated)
- To separate oneself from a person or situation.
- After the scandal, the political party disassociated itself from the questionable candidate.
- To separate into smaller discrete units.
- The problem is easier to understand if you disassociate the variables.
- (intransitive) To separate from related items.
- The fabric of the coat disassociated when I washed it.
dis- + associate