The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
dissociate \dis*so"ci*ate\ (d[i^]s*s[=o]"sh[i^]*[=a]t), 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. Ward.