Adjective "dissociate" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(especially in abstract contexts) disconnect or separate.
  1. 'However, in free-living males, testosterone levels were higher in redder males, suggesting that testosterone is dissociated from dominance status under natural circumstances.'
  2. 'His attempts to depict the view from this building and design his own ‘fairest prospect’ of federalism cannot be dissociated from this dense and layered political symbolism.'
  3. 'The need to think about the environment cannot really be dissociated from the nature of the lives that people, especially deprived people, live today.'
  4. 'I was dissociated from it at one level, though I wouldn't say I was distanced.'
  5. 'In Europe, the nation-state to an increasing extent has been dissociated from military power, despite the fact that the modern state built on centralized power was born on that continent.'
  6. 'It also seems that the cannabis market was partially dissociated from the heroin and cocaine markets, as consumers could now buy hashish without contacting heroin or cocaine sellers.'
  7. 'First, the claim on the bill is generally dissociated from any claim in relation to the underlying transaction.'
  8. 'Some of color plates were completely dissociated from the text.'
  9. 'The organism cannot be dissociated from its environment.'
  10. 'In cells recovering from the inhibition of actin polymerization by latrunculin A, the assembly of actin filaments is dissociated from its linkage to membrane protrusion.'
  11. 'he took pains to dissociate himself from the religious radicals'
  12. 'In the letter, they say they are writing to dissociate themselves from the Institute's support for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum.'
  13. 'At last month's meeting, the governing body passed a motion dissociating itself from statements made by Prof Clarke about the Victoria Lodge student accommodation development.'
  14. 'Too much of ourselves must be deleted when we erase our personal histories and abruptly dissociate ourselves from who we have been’.'
  15. 'This will enable you to emotionally dissociate yourself from what is happening.'
  16. 'Three cheers for the bishops who are dissociating themselves from this witch-hunt.'
  17. 'One couldn't help, however, be further reminded of how much AFL has seemingly dissociated itself from its grass roots support.'
  18. 'First, I want to dissociate myself from what I thought were some slightly churlish comments made by a member whose words I usually listen to extremely closely.'
  19. 'Rudd dissociated himself from the bombers early on and lived on the run, incognito within the working-class, people he suddenly realised he knew nothing about.'
  20. 'It's a language created by the right, and now frequently circulated by the left as they hasten to endear themselves to middle Australia by dissociating themselves from the unfashionably socially concerned.'
  21. 'It is a strategy which seeks political power by tactically dissociating itself from politics.'
  22. 'This includes dissociating memories of trauma, hypnotic regression to recover ‘repressed’ memories and the idea that elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol can shrink the hippocampus, a brain region associated with memory.'
  23. 'In Freudian terms, one may be as dissociated from the demands of the super-ego as from those of the id.'
(with reference to a molecule) split into separate smaller atoms, ions, or molecules, especially reversibly.
  1. '‘With laser spark spectroscopy, the higher energy laser beam dissociates the metal-containing molecules and particles into a plasma of atoms and ions,’ notes one researcher.'
  2. 'We then, suspended the embryos in 1 M urea and dissociated them by pipetting.'
  3. 'Ideas being considered include the use of hot water or steam flooding to decompose the hydrate, or by using methods that dissociate the gas by reducing reservoir pressure.'

More definitions

1. to sever the association of (oneself); separate: He tried to dissociate himself from the bigotry in his past.

2. to subject to dissociation. verb (used without object), dissociated, dissociating.

3. to withdraw from association.

4. to undergo dissociation.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be dissociate from politicses."

"people can be dissociate."


Mid 16th century: from Latin dissociat- ‘separated’, from the verb dissociare, from dis- (expressing reversal) + sociare ‘join together’ (from socius ‘companion’).