[ UK /dɪsmˈɛmbɐ/ ]
[ US /dɪsˈmɛmbɝ/ ]
  1. divide into pieces
    our department was dismembered when our funding dried up
    The Empire was discerped after the war
  2. separate the limbs from the body
    the tiger dismembered the tourist
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How To Use dismember In A Sentence

  • So the lands of the dismembered Yugoslav state became not only the scene of Europe's greatest resistance struggle, but also one of its bloodiest civil wars.
  • They did not quite endorse "dismember and disembowel" as a workable alternative. Beyond Repeal And Replace
  • But they needed other aids, for their teeth and nails could not readily dismember anything larger than a rabbit.
  • A TEN-year-old schoolgirl yesterday told a hushed court how she had seen the man accused of murdering and dismembering another man beat her mother.
  • They brandished frontal bones, the dismembered quarters of kids and goats; they struck the bronze cantharus, they tossed the silver obba up aloft. Widdershins
  • An exceptionally creepy two-parter begins tonight with various crudely dismembered body parts of young women getting washed up in the Thames or chewed by urban foxes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Nor is an anti-abortion candidate who aired graphic television commercials with footage of dismembered fetuses.
  • Whether or not you dug The Dismemberment Plan, you have to admit that their parting shot is a real lulu.
  • The strangulation was the cause of death and the dismemberment was clearly after death, and most likely done for the purpose of trying to conceal the murder and dispose of the body. CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2007
  • We literally see rivers of blood, disembowelings, slit throats, and dismemberment.
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