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dismember

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dismember

  1. 1 to cause to separate into pieces usually suddenly or forcibly <quickly dismembered the old toolshed and hauled it off to the dump> Synonyms break up, bust, distintegrate, break, disrupt, fracture, fragment, riveRelated Words atomize, crush, grind, powder, pulverize, reduce; blast, blow up, burst, detonate, explode; crack, pop, shatter, shiver, smash; chip, sliver, splinter, split; implode; destroy, ruin, wreckNear Antonyms doctor, fix, heal, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair

  2. 2 to take apart <dismembered the stage settings after the last performance> Synonyms break down, demount, dismantle, disassemble, dismount, knock down, strike, take downRelated Words detach, disengage; break up, disaggregate, disarticulate, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, disunite, divide, separateNear Antonyms build, erect, pitch; combine, uniteAntonyms assemble, construct




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