dissociate dis*so"ci*ate (d[i^]s*s[=o]"sh[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissociated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissociating}.] [L. dissociatus, p. p. of dissociare to dissociate; dis- + sociare to unite, associate, socius companion. See {Social}.] To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance. [1913 Webster]

Before Wyclif's death in 1384, John of Gaunt had openly dissociated himself from the reformer. --A. W. Ward. [1913 Webster]

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