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Meaning of DISSOCIATE

Pronunciation:  di'sowshee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  (chemistry) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms; "acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"
  2. [v]  regard as unconnected; "you must dissociate these two events!"
  3. [v]  part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"
 

DISSOCIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: disassociate, disjoint, disunite, divorce
 
 Antonyms: associate, colligate, connect, link, link up, relate, tie in
 
 See Also: break, break down, break up, break up, decompose, differentiate, distinguish, part, secern, secernate, separate, separate, severalise, severalize, split, split up, tell, tell apart

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*so"ci*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissociated};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissociating}.] [L. dissociatus, p. p. of
dissociare to dissociate; dis- + sociare to unite, associate,
socius companion. See {Social}.]
To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to
disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete
substance.

      Before Wyclif's death in 1384, John of Gaunt had openly
      dissociated himself from the reformer.   --A. W. Ward.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abrupt, abstract, alienate, cast off, cast out, catalyze, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, delete, depart, detach, dialyze, disarticulate, disassociate, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, distance, disunite, divide, divorce, eject, electrolyze, estrange, expel, hydrolyze, isolate, leave, part, photolyze, pull away, pull back, pull out, segregate, separate, sequester, set apart, set aside, sever, shut off, split, stand aloof, stand apart, stand aside, step aside, subtract, throw off, throw out, uncouple, unyoke, withdraw
 

 

 

 

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