dissociate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin dissociat-, from dissociare, from dis- + sociare.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsəʊ.ʃi.eɪt/, /dɪˈsəʊ.si.eɪt/
    • (file)
  • (US) IPA(key): /dɪˈsoʊ.ʃi.eɪt/, /dɪˈsoʊ.si.eɪt/

VerbEdit

dissociate (third-person singular simple present dissociates, present participle dissociating, simple past and past participle dissociated)

  1. (transitive) To make unrelated; to sever a connection; to separate.
    A number of group members wish to dissociate themselves from the majority.
  2. (intransitive) To part; to stop associating.
    After the big fight, the gang totally dissociated from each other.
  3. (chemistry, transitive) To separate compounds into simpler component parts, usually by applying heat or through electrolysis.
    We dissociated the lead iodide into its elements by heating
  4. (chemistry, intransitive) To undergo dissociation.
  5. (psychology, intransitive) To undergo dissociation.
    Gerald checked himself into the hospital because he was dissociating.

(Can we add an example for this sense?)

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

dissociate

  1. feminine plural of dissociato

ParticipleEdit

dissociate f pl

  1. feminine plural of dissociato

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

dissociate f

  1. plural of dissociata

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

dissociate

  1. inflection of dissociare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

AnagramsEdit