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sunder

[ suhn-der ]
/ 藞s蕦n d蓹r /
Archaic or Literary
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Definition of sunder

verb (used with object)
to separate; part; divide; sever.
verb (used without object)
to become separated; part.
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Origin of sunder

First recorded before 900; Middle English sundren, Old English sundrian; cognate with German sondern, Old Norse sundra; see sundry

OTHER WORDS FROM sunder

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British Dictionary definitions for sunder

sunder
/ (藞s蕦nd蓹) archaic, or literary /

verb
to break or cause to break apart or in pieces
noun
in sunder into pieces; apart

Derived forms of sunder

sunderable, adjectivesunderance, nounsunderer, noun

Word Origin for sunder

Old English sundrian; related to Old Norse sundr asunder, Gothic sundr艒 apart, Old High German suntar, Latin sine without
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