dis·so·cia·tive (')dis-'ō-s(h)ē-.āt-iv, -shət-iv adj of, relating to, or tending to produce dissociation <a \dissociative chemical reaction> <hypnosis theoretically induces a \dissociative state in the subject so that he or she is not aware of all that is occurring in consciousness (Rita L. Atkinson )(et al)>

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