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Definition 1: separate the limbs from the body - [verb of contact]

Samples where dismember or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tiger dismembered the tourist

(dismember is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: divide into pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where dismember or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our department was dismembered when our funding dried up
  • The Empire was discerped after the war

Synonyms for dismember in the sense of this definition

(dismember is a kind of ...) come apart

"The two pieces that we had glued separated"

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