transitive verb
dis·cerp | \də̇ˈsərp, -ˈzerp\

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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