Definition of dissociable in English:



  • Able to be dissociated; separable.

    ‘language and cognition are not dissociable’
    • ‘The peptide binds to the protein noncovalently; without the dissociable peptide ligand, the MHC molecule loses its stable structure very rapidly and becomes sensitive to proteolytic degradation.’
    • ‘I do, however, agree with the Danish and German Governments that the contractual arrangement and terms must be such that the credit transaction is clearly dissociable from the main supply of goods.’
    • ‘These biochemical and organismal effects are evolutionarily dissociable to some extent, because some changes in gene expression appear to have no consequence for organismal phenotype.’
    • ‘These data indicate that the NAc core and shell make dissociable contributions to behavioral flexibility during set shifting.’
    • ‘This task is interesting because it assesses two dissociable abilities.’
    • ‘Dissociable Neural Pathways Are Involved in the Recognition of Emotion in Static and Dynamic Facial Expressions.’
    • ‘The anion formed by removal of the dissociable hydrogen atom of a weak acid will compete with the hydronium ion formed from the autoionization of water, leaving an excess of hydroxide ion.’
    • ‘Bornstein posed this question in relation to the debate about the existence of dissociable implicit and explicit learning systems.’
    • ‘In the domain of working memory there are many studies that support the view that verbal and visualspatial information are processed by dissociable subcomponents.’
    • ‘These proteins fulfill their function as long as they bind their dissociable ligand, the peptide.’
    • ‘Behavioural studies on monkeys, analysing the effect of circumscribed damage to specific regions in the inner part of the temporal lobe, have identified several dissociable, interacting memory structures.’


Mid 19th century: from French, from Latin dissociabilis, from dissociare ‘to separate’.