dis·so·ci·ate /(ˌ)dɪˈsoʃiˌet, si-/
dis·so·ci·ate /(ˈ)dɪsˈos(h)ɪˌet/ 動詞
dis·so·ci·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissociated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissociating.] To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance.
Before Wyclif's death in 1384, John of Gaunt had openly dissociated himself from the reformer. --A. W. Ward.
v 1: part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated
herself from the organization when she found out the
identity of the president" [syn: disassociate, divorce,
2: regard as unconnected; "you must dissociate these two
events!"; "decouple our foreign policy from ideology"
[syn: decouple] [ant: associate]
3: to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule
into simpler molecules or atoms; "acids dissociate to give