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dis oh see ay shuhn

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

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

  • Rajmohan Gandhi in NEWS.com.au
    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".
  • Simbarashe Mumbengegwi in AllAfrica.com
    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... David Healy http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Healy_(psychiatrist)&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFEs4J3nQl1Ti-X-Wua8UUjgTOuEA Irish Times http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0514/1224270378479.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGY5P83CbNPNdePq-4F2KIQlJwLCw May 13, 2010 28954 37663 dissociation 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".

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