dissociate

[dih-soh-shee-eyt, -see-]
verb (used with object), dissociated, dissociating.
1.
to sever the association of (oneself); separate: He tried to dissociate himself from the bigotry in his past.
2.
to subject to dissociation.
verb (used without object), dissociated, dissociating.
3.
to withdraw from association.
4.
to undergo dissociation.

Origin:
1605–15; dis-1 + (as)sociate, modeled on Latin dissociātus, past participle of dissociāre to divide, sever

dissociative, adjective

disassociate, dissociate.
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dissociate (dɪˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt, -sɪ-)
 
vb
1.  to break or cause to break the association between (people, organizations, etc)
2.  (tr) to regard or treat as separate or unconnected
3.  to undergo or subject to dissociation
 
dis'sociative
 
adj

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dissociate
1623, verb use of adj. meaning "separated" (1548), from L. dissociatus, pp. of dissociare "to separate from companionship," from dis- "apart" + sociare "to join," from socius "companion."
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Example sentences
Better to stay in a dissociated state of stressed-out busyness.
Hence the absence of ejecta to form moons, the slow retrograde motion and the
  hydrogen from dissociated water all blown to space.
The enjoyment of rights ought not to be dissociated from the liabilities to
  duties.
She had forgotten those scenes, or at any rate had dissociated them from their
  pathogenic connection.
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