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dissever Explained

dissever at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1250, from Anglo-Fr. deseverer, from O.Fr. dessevrer, from L. disseparare, from dis- + separare (see separate (v.)). ///

dissever at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Discontinuity): be discontinuous, alternate, intermit, sputter, stop and start, hesitate, discontinue, pause, interrupt, intervene, break, break in upon, break off, interrupt, interpose, break the thread, disconnect, disjoin, dissever.

Dissever at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

Dissever \Dis*sev"er\, v. i.
To part; to separate. --Chaucer.

dissever at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}]

dissever at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » desevrer|lang=xno, Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » dessevrer|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » dissepero|dissēperō|lang=la, from Inter: term » dis-|lang=la + Inter: term » separo|sēparō|lang=la.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈsɛvə/

Verb

Inter: en-verb » dissevers|dissevering|dissevered
  • To separate, split apart.
    1. 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.16:
    2. : Philosophers, Socrates continues, try to dissever the soul from communion with the body, whereas other people think that life is not worth living for a man who has ‘no sense of pleasure and no part in bodily pleasure’.
    3. To divide into separate parts.
    4. : If the bridge is destroyed, the shores are dissevered.

      Translations

      * Bulgarian: разделям, отделям

      Anagrams

      * devisers, disserve


    Translation: et » dissever
    Translation: io » dissever
    Translation: kn » dissever
    Translation: hu » dissever
    Translation: my » dissever
    Translation: ta » dissever
    Translation: te » dissever
    Translation: vi » dissever
    Translation: zh » dissever