disassociate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dis- +‎ associate

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈsəʊʃieɪt/ or /əˈsəʊsieɪt/

Verb[edit]

disassociate (third-person singular simple present disassociates, present participle disassociating, simple past and past participle disassociated)

  1. To separate oneself from a person or situation.
    After the scandal, the political party disassociated itself from the questionable candidate.
  2. (transitive) To separate into smaller discrete units.
    The problem is easier to understand if you disassociate the variables.
  3. (intransitive) To separate from related items.
    The fabric of the coat disassociated when I washed it.

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