Dismember

Definition of Dismember

Dis`mem´ber
v. t.1.To tear limb from limb; to dilacerate; to disjoin member from member; to tear or cut in pieces; to break up.
[imp. & p. p. Dismembered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dismembering.]
A society lacerated and dismembered.
- Gladstone.
By whose hands the blow should be struck which would dismember that once mighty empire.
- Buckle.
2.To deprive of membership.
They were dismembered by vote of the house.
- R. North.

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