dissever

[ dih-sev-er ]
/ dɪˈsɛv ər /

verb (used with object)

to sever; separate.
to divide into parts.

verb (used without object)

to part; separate.

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Origin of dissever

1250–1300; Middle English des(s)everen < Old French dessevrer < Late Latin dissēparāre, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + sēparāre to separate

OTHER WORDS FROM dissever

dis·sev·er·ance, dis·sev·er·ment, dis·sev·er·a·tion, nounun·dis·sev·ered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissever

dissever
/ (dɪˈsɛvə) /

verb

to break off or become broken off
(tr) to divide up into parts

Derived forms of dissever

disseverance, disseverment or disseveration, noun

Word Origin for dissever

C13: from Old French dessevrer, from Late Latin dis- 1 + sēparāre to separate
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