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Dissociate   /dɪsˈoʊsieɪt/   Listen
Dissociate

verb
(past & past part. dissociated; pres. part. dissociating)
1.
Part; cease or break association with.  Synonyms: disassociate, disjoint, disunite, divorce.
2.
Regard as unconnected.  Synonym: decouple.  "Decouple our foreign policy from ideology"
3.
To undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms.






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"Dissociate" Quotes from Famous Books



... "Bonde-Maal"—or "Ny Norsk" ("New Norwegian"), as it has lately been termed. This is an artificial hybrid composed from the Norwegian peasant dialects, by the use of which certain misguided patriots were (and unfortunately still are) anxious to dissociate their literature from that of Denmark. Bjornson, and with him most of the soberer spirits amongst Norwegian writers, had realised that the door which had so long shut out Norway from the literature of Europe must be, as he put it, opened from ...
— Three Comedies • Bjornstjerne M. Bjornson

... cleave, disunite, part, separate, sever, dissociate, disconnect, detach, disintegrate, demarcate, dimidiate, partition; apportion, distribute, allot, assign, parcel out; disaffect, alienate, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming

... chiefly administrative and diplomatic. Of his life, the less said the better. He became involved in a palace intrigue, and only saved himself by betraying his accomplices. In the end he was banished, and finally put to death by the Emperor's order. It is necessary, however, to dissociate the man from his poetry, and Sung Chih-Wen's poetry often touches a ...
— A Lute of Jade/Being Selections from the Classical Poets of China • L. Cranmer-Byng

... would be wrong to appeal to the door-keeper until one has appealed to the highest in the land. And as I propose, if the necessity arose, to ask the door-keepers of the Government to dissociate themselves from an unjust Government I propose now to address, an appeal to the Judges and the Executive Councillors to join the protest that is rising from all over India against the double wrong done to India, on the ...
— Freedom's Battle - Being a Comprehensive Collection of Writings and Speeches on the Present Situation • Mahatma Gandhi



Words linked to "Dissociate" :   tell apart, severalize, dissociative, associate, split, secern, disunite, dissociation, decompose, disassociate, chemistry, split up, differentiate, distinguish, break up, tell, part, severalise, break, break down, secernate, separate, divorce, chemical science



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