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dissever

play
verb dis·sev·er \di-ˈse-vər\

Definition of dissever

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  sever, separate

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to come apart :  disunite

disseverance play \-ˈse-v(ə-)rən(t)s\ noun
disseverment play \-ˈse-vər-mənt\ noun


Examples of dissever in a sentence

  1. <placed the dissevered pieces of chicken in the roasting pan>



Origin of dissever

Middle English, from Anglo-French deseivr-, stem of desevrer, from Late Latin disseparare, from Latin dis- + separare to separate


First Known Use: 13th century


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