Definition of dissociative in English:


Pronunciation /dɪˈsəʊsɪətɪv//dɪˈsəʊʃɪətɪv/


  • 1Causing disconnection or separation.

    ‘the dissociative force of scepticism has been constantly at work in all of Europe's great ages’
    1. 1.1Psychiatry Denoting or relating to a disorder in which normally related mental processes are separated.
      ‘it is imperative for future research to determine whether dissociative disorders are exclusively related to trauma’
  • 2Chemistry
    Causing a molecule to split into separate smaller atoms, ions, or molecules, especially in a way that is reversible.

    ‘the dynamics of dissociative electron transfer’