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 (dĭ-sō′shə-bəl, -shē-ə-bəl)
Capable of being dissociated; separable: To many, drugs and crime are not dissociable.

dis·so′cia·bil′i·ty n.
dis·so′cia·bly adv.


(dɪˈsəʊʃɪəbəl; -ʃə-)
1. able to be dissociated; distinguishable
2. incongruous; irreconcilable
3. Also: dissocial a less common word for unsociable
disˌsociaˈbility, disˈsociableness n
disˈsociably adv


(dɪˈsoʊ ʃi ə bəl, -ʃə bəl, -si ə-)

dis•so`ci•a•bil′i•ty, dis•so′ci•a•ble•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissociable - capable of being divided or dissociated; "often drugs and crime are not dissociable"; "the siamese twins were not considered separable"; "a song...never conceived of as severable from the melody";
divisible - capable of being or liable to be divided or separated; "even numbers are divisible by two"; "the Americans fought a bloody war to prove that their nation is not divisible"
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A city's individuality is neither dissociable from the kinds of activities and human relations it affords, nor from the collective personality it inculcates in its residents and visitors, which may be termed the city's second persona.
Dissociable mechanisms for memory impairment in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Priming effects in amnesia: Evidence for a dissociable memory function.
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Transcallosal white matter degradation detected with quantitative fiber tracking in alcoholic men and women: Selective relations to dissociable functions.
Implicit in the DSM definition are two dissociable forms of anhedonia--motivational and consummatory (Treadway and Zald (2011)).
long-term/enhancing effects, which are mediated by common and dissociable neural mechanisms, involving bottom-up and top-down processes, (iii) Finally, in the larger context of the response to stress, emotional stress can lead to opposing effects depending on the degree, context, and controllability of the stressors.
Dissociable temporal lobe activations during emotional episodic memory retrieval.
Dissociable intrinsic connectivity networks for salience processing and executive control.