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dismember

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verb dis·mem·ber \(ˌ)dis-ˈmem-bər\

Simple Definition of dismember

  • : to cut or tear (a body) into pieces

  • : to separate (something) into smaller parts

Full Definition of dismember

dis·mem·bereddis·mem·ber·ingplay \-b(ə-)riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cut off or disjoin the limbs, members, or parts of

  3. 2 :  to break up or tear into pieces

dis·mem·ber·ment play \-bər-mənt\ noun

Examples of dismember

  1. The victims' bodies had been dismembered and buried in the basement.

  2. <quickly dismembered the old toolshed and hauled it off to the dump>



Origin of dismember

Middle English dismembren, from Anglo-French desmembrer, from des- dis- + membre member


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with dismember


Medical Dictionary

dismember

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transitive verb dis·mem·ber \(ˈ)dis-ˈmem-bər\

Medical Definition of dismember

dis·mem·bereddis·mem·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\play

  1. :  to cut off or disjoin the limbs, members, or parts of

  2. dis·mem·ber·ment \-bər-mənt\play noun





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