"dissociate" in the verb sense
1. disassociate, dissociate, divorce, disunite, disjoint
part cease or break association with
"She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"
2. decouple, dissociate
regard as unconnected
"you must dissociate these two events!"
"decouple our foreign policy from ideology"
to undergo a reversible or temporary breakdown of a molecule into simpler molecules or atoms
"acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions"
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