• IPA: /ˌdɪsˈmɛmbə(ɹ)/

dismember (dismembers, present participle dismembering; past and past participle dismembered)

  1. (transitive) To remove the limbs of.
    Death by drawing and quartering usually dismembered the condemned person.
  2. (transitive) To cut or otherwise divide something into pieces.
    The killer methodically dismembered the bodies of his victims.
    The American Civil War nearly dismembered the Union.
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