The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
- The act of dissociating or the condition of having been dissociated.
- Chemistry The process by which the action of a solvent or a change in physical condition, as in pressure or temperature, causes a molecule to split into simpler groups of atoms, single atoms, or ions.
- Chemistry The separation of an electrolyte into ions of opposite charge.
- Psychiatry A psychological defense mechanism in which specific, anxiety-provoking thoughts, emotions, or physical sensations are separated from the rest of the psyche.