Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To remove from association; dissociate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To separate oneself from a person or situation.
  • v. To separate into smaller discrete units.
  • v. To separate from related items.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To disconnect from things associated; to disunite; to dissociate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dissociate; sever or separate from association.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. part; cease or break association with

Etymologies

dis- +‎ associate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During the next four hours, she learned that she could leave her body, go somewhere else, totally disassociate from the pain and horror.

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  • Another option is the French term fantastique, which has a similarly wide application but which is, like "weird", hard to disassociate from the supernatural.

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  • This is accomplished by sophisticated use of the brain's ability to disassociate, which is used to the extreme to create structured multiple personality-disordered minds.

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  • If that is what "disassociate" means, it becomes quite clear that the real issue is not about whether science can ever legitimately infer intelligent agency.

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  • Perhaps this was an attempt by Keeney to "disassociate" herself from House Speaker Jetton, if so, it was a "Hail Marry" pass on her part, for there is a long record of association between Jetton and Keeney.

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  • And I believe that is connected to a sense of entitlement, that, if you're not going to be held accountable, that you can kind of disassociate yourself from what actually happened.

    CNN Transcript Apr 6, 2006

  • The online petition also urges Brown to "disassociate" the government with the pope's

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  • In the past we have been forced to 'disassociate' all this content from its physical context.

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  • Jess said … omg sug, ive been thru oxys, percs, dilaudid, methadone, yada yada and went through a coupke weeks of having drs put me in ketamine comas in order to try to "disassociate" my pain from my brain (trippiest experience EVER!) im like this weird human that just does not react to alot of things.

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  • Pierce said he was told by mayoral staff to "disassociate" himself from Bates and that he needed to "keep the peace" with Squitiro in the mayor's office.

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