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Dissociate vs. Disassociate

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Dissociateverb

(transitive) To make unrelated; to sever a connection; to separate.

‘A number of group members wish to dissociate themselves from the majority.’;

Disassociateverb

To separate oneself from a person or situation.

‘After the scandal, the political party disassociated itself from the questionable candidate.’;

Dissociateverb

(intransitive) To part; to stop associating.

‘After the big fight, the gang totally dissociated from each other.’;

Disassociateverb

(transitive) To separate into smaller discrete units.

‘The problem is easier to understand if you disassociate the variables.’;

Dissociateverb

To separate compounds into simpler component parts, usually by applying heat or through electrolysis.

‘We dissociated the lead iodide into its elements by heating’;

Disassociateverb

(intransitive) To separate from related items.

‘The fabric of the coat disassociated when I washed it.’;

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Dissociateverb

To undergo dissociation.

Disassociateverb

To disconnect from things associated; to disunite; to dissociate.

Dissociateverb

To undergo dissociation.

‘Gerald checked himself into the hospital because he was dissociating.’;

Disassociateverb

part; cease or break association with;

‘She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president’;

Dissociateverb

To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance.

‘Before Wyclif's death in 1384, John of Gaunt had openly dissociated himself from the reformer.’;

Dissociateverb

part; cease or break association with;

‘She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president’;

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Dissociateverb

regard as unconnected;

‘you must dissociate these two events!’; ‘decouple our foreign policy from ideology’;

Dissociateverb

to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms;

‘acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions’;

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