dissever

verb
dis·​sev·​er | \ di-ˈse-vər How to pronounce dissever (audio) \
dissevered; dissevering; dissevers

Definition of dissever

intransitive verb

: to come apart : disunite

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from dissever

disseverance \ -​ˈse-​v(ə-​)rən(t)s How to pronounce disseverance (audio) \ noun
disseverment \ -​ˈse-​vər-​mənt How to pronounce disseverment (audio) \ noun

Examples of dissever in a Sentence

placed the dissevered pieces of chicken in the roasting pan

First Known Use of dissever

13th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for dissever

Middle English, from Anglo-French deseivr-, stem of desevrer, from Late Latin disseparare, from Latin dis- + separare to separate

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dissever

Statistics for dissever

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for dissever

The first known use of dissever was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on dissever

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with dissever

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for dissever

Comments on dissever

What made you want to look up dissever? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by a state of overwhelming emotion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!