v 1: part; cease or break association with; "She disassociated
herself from the organization when she found out the
identity of the president" [syn: disassociate
2: regard as unconnected; "you must dissociate these two
events!" [ant: associate
3: (chemistry) to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown
of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms; "acids
dissociate to give hydrogen ions"