Dissociate means to break away from. When you dissociate, you become separate from the person, thing, or experience.

  • Dissociation can be a result of trauma.

  • Dissociation is a common symptom of PTSD.

Definition of dissociate


regard as unconnected




part; cease or break association with


disassociate, disjoint, disunite, divorce


to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms

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Example Sentences for dissociate

  • 1

    In this monocation, the chloride spontaneously dissociates.

  • 2

    The DNA hydrogen bonds dissociate.

  • 3

    The affinity is the reciprocal dissociation constant.

  • 4

    The water dissociates at high temperatures.

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    Many of them dissociate Serbia from the conflict.

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    They dissociate the sexual act from the procreative act.

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    In the gas phase the dimers dissociate to trigonal planar monomers.

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    I dissociate myself from the comment of the anon, though.

  • 9

    The way I interpreted your edits was to dissociate the versions.

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    I believe we must dissociate the region and the flag and SADR.