verb (used with object)
Origin of dismember
Examples from the Web for dismemberment
The dismemberment of Ukraine is as much his cause as theirs.
He rejected the idea of photographing the dismemberment he saw on the battlefield; that would, he felt, have served no purpose.Obama Was Right to Censor the Osama bin Laden Photo|Harold Evans|May 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“Sex and sexual activity is not quite so much a guarantee of dismemberment and death,” she says.
Under all circumstances, it is advisable to let this dismemberment of dead and fallen cattle he performed at the knacker's yard.
The Castilians would doubtless have resented the dismemberment of the unwieldy body of which they formed the head.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
You boast your patriotism, and yet you seem to excuse those who seek the dismemberment of your country.Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession|Benjamin Wood
They are fast laying the seeds of dismemberment in our colonial empire.
The penalty of death appears to have been inflicted either by burning, impalement, dismemberment, or drowning.Mesopotamian Archaeology|Percy S. P. Handcock
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.