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verb dis·sev·er \di-ˈse-vər\

Definition of DISSEVER

transitive verb
intransitive verb
:  to come apart :  disunite
dis·sev·er·ance \-ˈse-v(ə-)rən(t)s\ noun
dis·sev·er·ment \-ˈse-vər-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISSEVER

  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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