asunder

[ uh-suhn-der ]
/ əˈsʌn dər /

adverb, adjective

into separate parts; in or into pieces: Lightning split the old oak tree asunder.
apart or widely separated: as wide asunder as the polar regions.

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Origin of asunder

before 1000; Middle English; Old English on sundrum apart. See a-1, sundry

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asunder
/ (əˈsʌndə) /

adverb, adjective

(postpositive) in or into parts or pieces; apartto tear asunder

Word Origin for asunder

Old English on sundran apart; see sunder
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