discerp

transitive verb
dis·​cerp | \ də̇ˈsərp, -ˈzerp \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of discerp

1 : to tear apart : dismember
2 archaic : to tear off : sever from a whole

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History and Etymology for discerp

Middle English discerpen, from Latin discerpere, from dis- apart + -cerpere (from carpere to pick, pluck)

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“Discerp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discerp. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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