Definition of Dismember

1. Verb. Separate the limbs from the body. "They want to dismember the prisoners "; "The tiger dismembered the tourist"

Generic synonyms: Kill
Derivative terms: Dismemberment



2. Verb. Divide into pieces. "The Empire was discerped after the war"
Exact synonyms: Discerp, Take Apart
Generic synonyms: Divide, Part, Separate

Definition of Dismember

1. v. t. To tear limb from limb; to dilacerate; to disjoin member from member; to tear or cut in pieces; to break up.

Definition of Dismember

1. Verb. (transitive) To remove the limbs of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cut or otherwise divide something into pieces. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dismember

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Dismember

1. To amputate an arm or leg. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dismember

dismasting
dismastment
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dismay
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dismayed
dismayedness
dismayful
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dismayingly
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disme
dismember (current term)
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Literary usage of Dismember

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1. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"Whether the prince ha« power to dismember the •tate. Has the prince, or the superior of whatever kind, a po* er to dismember the state ? ..."

2. The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1867)
"... to dismember the state ? We answer as we have done with respect to the domain:—if the fundamental laws forbid aE dismemberment by the sovereign, ..."

3. The Law of Nations, Or, Principles of the Law of Nature Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty, Edward Duncan Ingraham (1852)
"Has the prince, or the superior of whatever kind, a power to dismember the state ? We answer as we have done with respect to the domain:—if the fundamental ..."

4. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"spec, bisect, dispart, subdivide, dismember, split, halve, quarter. Antonyms: see UNITE. divide, n. watershed, water parting, shed; spec, coteau (Canada and ..."

5. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"... and assigns to it also the active sense 'to quell,' ie to dismay. Der. dismay, sb. dismember, to tear limi) from limb. (F.,-L.) In early use. ..."

6. Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (late Vice President of the by Harman Blennerhassett, Israel Smith, David Robertson, United States Circuit Court (4th circuit), Aaron Burr (1808)
"... but that he rejected his proposals and would not be concerned in the expedition; that the lirst bold and daring step would be to dismember the ..."

7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"to dismember or divido the delegation hv contesting the seat* of a portion of the delegate«, und any of the delegates appointed by this Convention ..."

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