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Dissociation

Dis`so`ci`a´tion
n.1.The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
2.(Chem.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; - said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.
Noun1.dissociation - the act of removing from association
2.dissociation - a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
Synonyms: disassociation
3.dissociation - (chemistry) the temporary or reversible process in which a molecule or ion is broken down into smaller molecules or ions
alienation, alpha decay, alternating personality, atom-chipping, atom-smashing, atomic disintegration, atomic reaction, atomization, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, beta decay, blame-shifting, bombardment, breeding, bullet, catalysis, catalyst, chain reaction, cleavage, compensation, decay, decompensation, defense mechanism, depersonalization, dereism, dereistic thinking, dialysis, disassociation, disconnection, discreteness, disintegration series, disjunction, disjuncture, displacement, dissociation of personality, double personality, dual personality, emotional dissociation, emotional insulation, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism, exchange reaction, fantasizing, fantasy, fission, fission reaction, flight, gamma decay, hydrolysis, hydrolyst, immateriality, impertinence, inapplicability, inappositeness, inconnection, inconsequence, independence, ionization, irrelation, irrelevance, isolation, mental dissociation, multiple personality, negativism, neutron reaction, nonreversible reaction, nuclear fission, nucleization, overcompensation, paranoia, paranoid personality, personality disorganization, photodisintegration, photolysis, projection, proton gun, proton reaction, psychotaxis, rationalization, resistance, reversible reaction, schizoid personality, schizoidism, schizophrenia, schizothymia, separateness, sociological adjustive reactions, split personality, splitting, splitting the atom, stimulation, sublimation, substitution, target, thermolysis, thermonuclear reaction, unconnectedness, unrelatedness, wish-fulfillment fantasy, wishful thinking, withdrawal
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