If you hit a watermelon with a sledgehammer and it burst into many pieces, that is an example that you tore the watermelon asunder.
- into parts or pieces
- apart or separate in direction or position
Origin of asunderMiddle English from Old English on sundran from on, on + sundor: see sunder
- Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder.
- Apart from each other either in position or in direction: The curtains had been drawn asunder.
Origin of asunderMiddle English from Old English on sundran on on ; see on . sundran separately ( from sunder apart )
(comparative more asunder, superlative most asunder)