verb (used with object)
Origin of dismember
Examples from the Web for dismember
He told reporters how his assailants had recognized him, set upon him with knives and tried to dismember his wrists.
The headlines were gruesome: after shooting and killing him, she had used a chain saw to dismember his body.My First Autopsy Report: Excerpt From David Berg’s ‘Run, Brother, Run’`|David Berg|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is easy to get a handle on it if you dismember your victim.
Used to dismember the body of a girl who was killed in a family quarrel.
After all, why dismember his library for the sake of saving a few shillings on carriage?The Whirlpool|George Gissing
They're weary of our existing government and are about to dismember or overthrow it?Plays|Susan Glaspell
John Henry's plot to dismember the Union disclosed to congress.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Doc, you dismember that leg, and I will attend to the stomach and the upper part of the body.Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa|George W. Peck
c.1300, from Old French desmembrer (11c.), from Medieval Latin dismembrare "tear limb from limb; castrate," from Latin de- "take away" + membrum "limb" (see member). Related: Dismembered; dismembering.