asunder

[ uh-suhn-der ]
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adverb, adjective
  1. into separate parts; in or into pieces: Lightning split the old oak tree asunder.

  2. apart or widely separated: as wide asunder as the polar regions.

Origin of asunder

1
First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English on sundrum “apart”; see a-1, sundry

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asunder

/ (əˈsʌndə) /


adverb, adjective
  1. (postpositive) in or into parts or pieces; apart: to tear asunder

Origin of asunder

1
Old English on sundran apart; see sunder

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