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Dissociation   /dɪsˌoʊsiˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The act of removing from association.
A state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently.  Synonym: disassociation.
(chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions.

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"Dissociation" Quotes from Famous Books

... great advantages of cremation—apart from all sanitary conditions—lies in the swift restoration to Mother Nature of the physical elements composing the dense and ethereal corpses, brought about by the burning. Instead of slow and gradual decomposition, swift dissociation takes place, and no physical remnants are ...
— Death—and After? • Annie Besant

... not to disturb them until ten o'clock," he said. "You have now seen in operation one of the grandest results of our occult philosophy, the dissociation of spirit from body. Not only are the spirits of these holy men standing at the present moment by the banks of the Ganges, but those spirits are clothed in a material covering so identical with their real bodies that none of the faithful will ever doubt that Lal Hoomi and Mowdar ...
— The Mystery of Cloomber • Arthur Conan Doyle

... which appear more and more stable as they cool could become so unstable as to afterward dissociate entirely. To explain this phenomenon, we will inquire whether astronomical observations do not allow us to witness this dissociation. ...
— Curiosities of the Sky • Garrett Serviss

Words linked to "Dissociation" :   chemical process, dissociate, mental state, dissociative disorder, chemical change, chemical science, chemical action, mental condition, compartmentalization, compartmentalisation, psychological state, chemistry, dissociation constant, psychological condition, separation

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