1. [ noun ] the act of removing from association
Related terms: separation disassociate
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) the temporary or reversible chemical process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions
Related terms: chemical_process chemistry
3. [ noun ] (psychiatry) 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
Related terms: separation psychological_state compartmentalisation dissociative_disorder disassociate
Similar spelling:   dissociative