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English noun: dissociation

1. dissociation (act) the act of removing from association


Broader (hypernym)separation

2. dissociation (state) a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently


Synonymsdisassociation


Broader (hypernym)mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state


Narrower (hyponym)compartmentalisation, compartmentalization, dissociative disorder

3. dissociation (process) (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions


Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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