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
Deadly violence rocks Mexico ahead of elections: A 24-hour wave of gang violence across Mexico left more than 20 people dead, some found with their bodies dismembered and stuffed in plastic bags, local officials say.
There, a small army of big-forearmed men selectively dismember and grade tuna before chefs arrive to inspect and sample the torsos.
The little bombs have dismembered at least one soldier and caused hearing loss in others.
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Origin and Etymology of dismember
Middle English dismembren, from Anglo-French desmembrer, from des- dis- + membre member
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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