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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


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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