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

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Other Words from dissever

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

Examples of dissever in a Sentence

placed the dissevered pieces of chicken in the roasting pan
Recent Examples on the Web Inside the fishery, a half dozen cutters in white rubber boots and thick gloves wielded long fillet knives, quickly dissevering tubs of yellowtail. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2020

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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

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“Dissever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissever. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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