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dissociation (n.)

"the severance of association or connection," 1610s, from French dissociation, from Latin dissociationem (nominative dissociatio) "a separation," noun of action from past-participle stem of dissociare (see dissociate).

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Definitions of dissociation from WordNet

dissociation (n.)
the act of removing from association;
dissociation (n.)
a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently;
Synonyms: disassociation
dissociation (n.)
(chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions;
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