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
Recent Examples of dismember from the Web
The Jefferson Parish coroner's office determined Wright died of blunt force trauma, her body badly dismembered after being hit by several vehicles at high speeds.
On Nov. 6, 2014, in a non-descript home in a middle-class subdivision east of Foley, an 87-year-old man was the victim of a gruesome murder in which his body was dismembered at the hands of his stepson.
A Massachusetts woman allegedly stabbed her boyfriend more than 40 times before dismembering his body and living with his remains for several days, PEOPLE confirms.
Prosecutors showed jurors graphic photos of Black’s dismembered body, plus receipts from a hardware store where Durst bought a saw, drop cloths, and trash bags.
A statement from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Northern New Jersey alleges that Raphael Lolos killed his 31-year-old girlfriend, Jennifer Londono, and then dismembered her body, dumping her remains in the Hudson River.
The Air Force Base in S. Carolina should make a naitivity scene out of your dismembered f----- body parts.
Testimony indicated Millan in 2013 used an ax to dismember a girl and burned her body in front of her parents to punish her father.
The children were attacked and dismembered in the belief that their body parts will bring wealth.
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Origin and Etymology of dismember
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbreak up, bust, distintegrate, break, disrupt, fracture, fragment, rive
Related Wordsatomize, crush, grind, powder, pulverize, reduce; blast, blow up, burst, detonate, explode; crack, pop, shatter, shiver, smash; chip, sliver, splinter, split; implode; destroy, ruin, wreck
Near Antonymsdoctor, fix, heal, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair
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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