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dis·so·ci·ate

 (dĭ-sō′sē-āt′, -shē-)
v. dis·so·ci·at·ed, dis·so·ci·at·ing, dis·so·ci·ates
v.tr.
1. To remove from association; separate: "Marx never dissociated man from his social environment" (Sidney Hook).
2. Chemistry To cause to undergo dissociation.
v.intr.
1. To cease associating; separate; part.
2. Chemistry & Psychiatry To undergo dissociation.

[Latin dissociāre, dissociāt- : dis-, dis- + sociāre, to unite (from socius, companion; see sekw- in Indo-European roots).]
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The latter was the eternal, living principle or soul in him; and in sleep, being for the time dissociated from the characterizing mind, which at other times employed it for its outer vehicle or agent, it spontaneously sought escape from the scorching contiguity of the frantic thing, of which, for the time, it was no longer an integral.
By other means we have dissociated ourselves from Duson and all connection with him.
I should not enter into these adventures, which naturally are not entirely dissociated from a certain amount of risk, for the purposes of financial gain.
In the first alarm and anxiety arising from our sympathy with a sweet young friend, not wholly to be dissociated from one of the gladiators in the bloodless arena in question (the impropriety of Miss Reynolds's appearing to stab herself in the hand with a pin, is far too obvious, and too glaringly unladylike, to be pointed out), we descended from our maiden elevation to discuss this uncongenial and this unfit theme.
There was a lengthy discussion that remains in the council, but the most important thing is that the Prime Minister was clear in stressing the importance of dissociating from any struggles or regional axes, and if the minister wants to visit Syria he does that by himself and not by a decision from the Council of Ministers that dissociated itself from regional axes since the government is a national unity government and any visit will not be by a decision from the council of ministers.
Sharif claimed that he had dissociated himself from all his family businesses in 1998.
Rights, Obligations, and Legal Status of a Dissociated Member
The pK value of an acid represnts the pH at which the acid is 50% dissociated and 50% undissociated.
Although I am not a Twitter user, I understand that the national Momentum organisation has dissociated itself from the remarks as well.
BRIGADIER H Morrish, commanding officer of the Merthyr Salvation Corps, due to give a carol service at the Martyrs Club, Merthyr, when a woman will wear a topless dress to claim a PS200 prize, today dissociated his unit from the "attraction".
The prophet Muhammad is reported to have dissociated himself from those who disobey those in authority (al-Muslim).