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dis·mem·ber

 (dĭs-mĕm′bər)
tr.v. dis·mem·bered, dis·mem·ber·ing, dis·mem·bers
1. To cut, tear, or pull off the limbs of.
2. To divide into pieces.

[Middle English dismembren, from Old French desmembrer, from Vulgar Latin *dismembrāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin membrum, limb; see member.]

dis·mem′ber·ment n.
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dismember

(dɪsˈmɛmbə)
vb (tr)
1. to remove the limbs or members of
2. to cut to pieces
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to divide or partition (something, such as an empire)
disˈmemberer n
disˈmemberment n
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dis•mem•ber

(dɪsˈmɛm bər)

v.t.
1. to deprive of limbs; divide limb from limb.
2. to divide into parts; cut up.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French desmembrer=des- dis-1 + -membrer, v. derivative of membre member]
dis•mem′ber•er, n.
dis•mem′ber•ment, n.
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dismember


Past participle: dismembered
Gerund: dismembering

Imperative
dismember
dismember
Present
I dismember
you dismember
he/she/it dismembers
we dismember
you dismember
they dismember
Preterite
I dismembered
you dismembered
he/she/it dismembered
we dismembered
you dismembered
they dismembered
Present Continuous
I am dismembering
you are dismembering
he/she/it is dismembering
we are dismembering
you are dismembering
they are dismembering
Present Perfect
I have dismembered
you have dismembered
he/she/it has dismembered
we have dismembered
you have dismembered
they have dismembered
Past Continuous
I was dismembering
you were dismembering
he/she/it was dismembering
we were dismembering
you were dismembering
they were dismembering
Past Perfect
I had dismembered
you had dismembered
he/she/it had dismembered
we had dismembered
you had dismembered
they had dismembered
Future
I will dismember
you will dismember
he/she/it will dismember
we will dismember
you will dismember
they will dismember
Future Perfect
I will have dismembered
you will have dismembered
he/she/it will have dismembered
we will have dismembered
you will have dismembered
they will have dismembered
Future Continuous
I will be dismembering
you will be dismembering
he/she/it will be dismembering
we will be dismembering
you will be dismembering
they will be dismembering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dismembering
you have been dismembering
he/she/it has been dismembering
we have been dismembering
you have been dismembering
they have been dismembering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dismembering
you will have been dismembering
he/she/it will have been dismembering
we will have been dismembering
you will have been dismembering
they will have been dismembering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dismembering
you had been dismembering
he/she/it had been dismembering
we had been dismembering
you had been dismembering
they had been dismembering
Conditional
I would dismember
you would dismember
he/she/it would dismember
we would dismember
you would dismember
they would dismember
Past Conditional
I would have dismembered
you would have dismembered
he/she/it would have dismembered
we would have dismembered
you would have dismembered
they would have dismembered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dismember - separate the limbs from the body; "the tiger dismembered the tourist"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
2.dismember - divide into pieces; "our department was dismembered when our funding dried up"; "The Empire was discerped after the war"
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"
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dismember

verb cut into pieces, divide, rend, sever, mutilate, dissect, dislocate, amputate, disjoint, anatomize, dislimb He dismembered her, hiding parts of her body in the cellar.
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dismember

verb
To deprive of a limb or bodily member or its use:
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Translations

dismember

[dɪsˈmembəʳ] VTdesmembrar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dismember

[ˌdɪsˈmɛmbər] vt
[+ body] → démembrer
(fig) [+ country] → morceler; [+ organization] → démembrer
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dismember

vt (lit) animal, bodyzerstückeln; (Med) → zergliedern; (fig) empirezersplittern
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dismember

[dɪsˈmɛmbəʳ] vt (frm) → smembrare
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dis·mem·ber

v. desmembrar, amputar; [to break apart] despedazar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
The prophecy was that I should be dismembered; and--Aye!
He found the deserted hunting camp just as they had represented it; there lay the carcasses of buffaloes, partly dismembered; there were the smouldering fires, still sending up their wreaths of smoke; everything bore traces of recent and hasty retreat; and gave reason to believe that the savages were still lurking in the neighborhood.
But notwithstanding the concurring testimony of experience, in this particular, there are still to be found visionary or designing men, who stand ready to advocate the paradox of perpetual peace between the States, though dismembered and alienated from each other.