disseverance


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dis·sev·er

 (dĭ-sĕv′ər)
v. dis·sev·ered, dis·sev·er·ing, dis·sev·ers
v.tr.
1. To separate; sever.
2. To divide into parts; break up.
v.intr.
To become separated or disunited.

[Middle English disseveren, from Old French dessevrer, from Late Latin dissēparāre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin sēparāre, to separate; see separate.]

dis·sev′er·ance, dis·sev′er·ment n.
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disseverance

noun
The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
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