from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of associate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Joined as a companion; brought into association; accompanying; combined.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • United into or forming an association; showing association; specifically, in physical chemistry, noting liquids some of whose molecules consist of aggregates of two or more of the molecules in which the substance exists when in the state of vapor.


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