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dismember

verb

1 dismember

Separate the limbs from the body.

Roget 73: disperse, scatter, sow, broadcast, disseminate, diffuse, shed, spread, bestrew, overspread, dispense, disband, disembody, ... show more

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Dutch: ontleding



2 dismember

Divide into pieces:
— Our department was dismembered when our funding dried up.

synonyms: discerp, take apart.


Moby thesaurus: cripple, defoliate, denude, disassemble, dismantle, draw and quarter, flay, grill, impale, keelhaul, lacerate, maim, mangle, mayhem, mutilate, part, peel, pick to pieces, picket, pull apart ... show more.

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