- to sever; separate.
- to divide into parts.
- to part; separate.
Origin of dissever
Examples from the Web for dissever
Historical Examples of dissever
But the check is for a time—the gap and chasm does not dissever.Dante. An essay.
R. W. Church
He strove to unfasten her girdle, but might not dissever the clasp.French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France
Marie de France
I had recourse to the expedient of spreading my letters on a dry towel and draining them before attempting to dissever the leaves.
Political Zionism alone can transcend and unite: any religious formula would disturb and dissever.Dreamers of the Ghetto
So the man was able to dissever the ghastly head and thus to slay the monstrous dragon.Tales of Fantasy and Fact
- to break off or become broken off
- (tr) to divide up into parts