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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - the separation of whole segments of the personality (as in multiple personality); (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions;

Usage examples (36)
  • I see you are suffering from the psychiatric infrimity known as dissociation from reality.
  • He found a chair and sat next to his colleague, already concerned by Wilhelm’s seeming dissociation from the world.
  • The phenomenon called dissociation is a psychological defense against the immediate experience of painful, overwhelming events.
  • What if the men in the class are engaging in their own kind of dissociation? for more
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