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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: dissociare, from sociare 'to join'

dissociate

verb
     
dis‧so‧ci‧ate [transitive]
1 to do or say something to show that you do not agree with the views or actions of someone with whom you had a connection
dissociate yourself from something
I wish to dissociate myself from Mr Irvine's remarks.
2 technical to regard two things or people as separate and not connected to each other [≠ associate]
dissociation noun [uncountable]

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