Examples of dismember in a sentence
The victims' bodies had been dismembered and buried in the basement.
quickly dismembered the old toolshed and hauled it off to the dump
Origin and Etymology of dismember
Middle English dismembren, from Anglo-French desmembrer, from des- dis- + membre member
First Known Use: 14th century
DISMEMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dismember for English Language Learners
: to cut or tear (a body) into pieces
: to separate (something) into smaller parts
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