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English definition of “dissociate”

dissociate

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈsəʊ.ʃi.eɪt/ us    /-ˈsoʊ-/ (also disassociate)
to consider as separate and not related: I can't dissociate the man from his political opinions - they're one and the same thing.Separating and dividing
dissociation
noun [U] uk   /dɪˌsəʊ.ʃiˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌsoʊ-/
Separating and dividing
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