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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not connected or associated.
  • adj. diffusing independently in a fluid; -- said of ions or molecules which may form relatively stable associated structures. Opposite of associated.


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  • So grows and has grown the Canadian boy in his colonial status, dissociated from the history of the world, cut off from the larger patriotism, colourless in his ideas.

    Education and Empire Unity

  • When two powers agree to settle a dispute legally by arbitration, it is preferable that they should not first have to discuss details of the organization of the tribunal or of procedure. such discussion can easily become a source of friction which, although completely dissociated from the dispute itself, makes settlement of the dispute that much more difficult.

    Louis Renault - Nobel Lecture

  • Her feelings in writing were dissociated from the idea of gain; and she would neither personally interfere to secure what she

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor

  • They should have dissociated from the US a long time ago as it was evident as long as a decade ago that the US’s economic situation was not a viable one.

    i have been saying this for 2 years now

  • "I think it's the exception rather than the rule that offline and online identities are 'dissociated' from each other," Mr. Suler went on.

    The Deep Meaning of the Facebook Vanity URL

  • This may seem trivial compared with the high drama of 'saving the world'; but if this analysis is correct, our underlying problem is being 'dissociated', and we ought to be asking constantly how we restore a sense of association with the material place and time and climate we inhabit and are part of.

    Act local as well as national urges Archbishop

  • Exhuming the human: Nina Power on Multitude: Between Innovation and Negation by Paulo Virno ( "the 'dissociated' ex-operaista and exquisite professor of ethics of communication", as

    Eurozine articles

  • What can we say about the spiritual state of the dissociated and disunited mind of other cultures?

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • One might also refer to this as a certain kind of "intelligence" that sets the work apart from other works in which the guiding principle does seem to be an "exhaustiveness" of presentation, a fabricated authenticity that comes from dissociated details rather than a more adventurous literary imagination.

    Genre Fiction

  • The story doesn't so much plumb the depths of the character's insanity as it spills that insanity onto the page through the narrator's free associations of memory -- however dissociated -- and detail.

    January 2010


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