discerp

transitive verb

dis·​cerp
də̇ˈsərp,
-ˈzerp
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: to tear apart : dismember
2
archaic : to tear off : sever from a whole

Word History

Etymology

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 25 May. 2024.

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