dissociation dissociation  /dɪs ˌoʊ si ˈeɪ ʃən/


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


  1. Constructed on the principle of free dissociation, they occasionally come off as hip happenings.
  2. Based on our history and propensity for embracing relative ignorance, I don't expect to see such a dissociation happening anytime soon.
  3. In West's view, Patty exhibited symptoms of dissociation when he brought up the subject of the bank robbery.



  1. Rajmohan added that his grandfather "might have recommended to the Muslims of the world who were unhappy being hijacked by the terrorists to say how about demonstrating your dissociation with violence through a fast if need be".
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Rajmohan Gandhi Source: NEWS.com.au

  2. "There is a general acceptance that anti-depressants can in some people induce a state of agitation, and also an emotional dissociation, and finally can precipitate psychosis. They may disagree with the data but to state there is no evidence or that...
    on May 13, 2010 By: David Healy Source: Irish Times

  3. Mumbengegwi said Mbeki was "tasked to communicate the Sadc position to the opposition and demand the renunciation of violence and the MDC dissociation with Western powers".
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Source: AllAfrica.com

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