(Dis`si*pa*tiv"i*ty) n. The rate at which palpable energy is dissipated away into other forms
(Dis"site) a. [L. dissitus.] Lying apart. [Obs.]
Lands far dissite and remote asunder.Holland.
(Dis*slan"der) v. t. [Pref. dis- (intens.) + slander.] To slander. [Obs.] Legend of Dido.
(Dis*slan"der), n. Slander. [Obs.] E. Hall.
(Dis*slan"der*ous) a. Slanderous. [Obs.]
(Dis*so`cia*bil"i*ty) n. Want of sociability; unsociableness. Bp. Warburton.
(Dis*so"cia*ble) a. [L. dissociabilis, fr. dissociare: cf. F. dissociable. See Dissociate.]
1. Not well associated or assorted; incongruous.
They came in two and two, though matched in the most dissociable manner.Spectator.
2. Having a tendency to dissolve social connections; unsuitable to society; unsociable.
(Dis*so"cial) a. [Pref. dis- + social: cf. L. dissocialis. See Dissociate, v. t.] Unfriendly to
society; contracted; selfish; as, dissocial feelings.
(Dis*so"cial*ize) v. t. To render unsocial.
(Dis*so"ci*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissociated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissociating.] [L. dissociatus,
p. p. of dissociare to dissociate; dis- + sociare to unite, associate, socius companion. See Social.]
To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete
Before Wyclif's death in 1384, John of Gaunt had openly dissociated himself from the reformer.A. W.
(Dis*so`ci*a"tion) n. [L. dissociatio: cf. F. dissociation.]
1. The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
It will add infinitely dissociation, distraction, and confusion of these confederate republics.Burke.
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.
(Dis*so"ci*a*tive) a. Tending or leading to dissociation.
(Dis`so*lu*bil"i*ty) n. The quality of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissoluble; capacity
of being dissolved by heat or moisture, and converted into a fluid.