Dismember Definition

dĭs-mĕmbər
dismembered, dismembering, dismembers
verb
dismembered, dismembering, dismembers
To remove the limbs of by cutting or tearing.
Webster's New World
To pull or cut to pieces; separate into parts; divide up or mutilate.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Dismember

  • Middle English dismembren from Old French desmembrer from Vulgar Latin dismembrāre Latin dis- dis- Latin membrum limb member

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French desmembrer, from des- (“de-”) + membre (“limb”) + -er (“verbal suffix”)

    From Wiktionary

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