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dismemberment


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dismemberment  \Dis*mem"ber*ment\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  desmembrement  F. 
  d['e]membrement.] 
  The  act  of  dismembering,  or  the  state  of  being  dismembered; 
  cutting  in  piece;  m?tilation;  division;  separation. 
 
  The  Castilians  would  doubtless  have  resented  the 
  dismemberment  of  the  unwieldy  body  of  which  they  formed 
  the  head.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dismemberment 
  n  :  the  removal  of  limbs;  being  cut  to  pieces  [syn:  {taking 
  apart}] 




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