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
And the rest of the tests had proved that he had a dissociative condition but
  not multiple-personality disorder.
Club kids take ketamine because it induces potent and pleasurable dissociative
  feelings.
He also experienced two dissociative episodes secondary to stressful events.
In an instant she snapped out of her dissociative dream state and was
  sputtering back up to the air.
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