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dissever


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissever  \Dis*sev"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dissevered};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Dissevering}.]  [OE.  dessevrer  pref.  des-  (L.  dis-) 
  +  sevrer  to  sever,  F.  sevrer  to  wean,  L.  separate  to 
  separate.  In  this  word  the  prefix  is  intensive.  See  {Dis-}, 
  and  {Sever}.] 
  To  part  in  two  to  sever  thoroughly;  to  sunder;  to  disunite; 
  to  separate;  to  disperse. 
 
  The  storm  so  dissevered  the  company  .  .  .  that  most  of 
  therm  never  met  again  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  States  disserved,  discordant,  belligerent.  --D. 
  Webster. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissever  \Dis*sev"er\,  v.  i. 
  To  part  to  separate.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissever 
  v  :  separate  into  parts  or  portions;  "divide  the  cake  into  three 
  equal  parts";  "The  British  carved  up  the  Ottoman  Empire 
  after  World  War  I"  [syn:  {divide},  {split},  {split  up},  {separate}, 
  {carve  up}]  [ant:  {unite}] 




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