index detach, dichotomize, disband, discontinue (abandon), discontinue (break continuity), disengage, disjoint, dissociate, dissolve (separate), divide (separate), estrange, excise (cut away), interrupt, isolate, luxate, part (separate), rend, separate, sever, split, subdivide

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  • Dissever — Dis*sev er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissevered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dissevering}.] [OE. dessevrer; pref. des (L. dis ) + sevrer to sever, F. sevrer to wean, L. separate to separate. In this word the prefix is intensive. See {Dis }, and {Sever}.] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dissever — Dis*sev er, v. i. To part; to separate. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissever — late 13c., from Anglo Fr. deseverer, O.Fr. dessevrer (10c.), from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + sevrer (see SEVER (Cf. sever)). Related: Dissevered; dissevering; disseverance; disseveration …   Etymology dictionary

  • dissever — [di sev′ər] vt. [ME disseveren < OFr dessevrer < LL disseparare < L dis , intens. + separare, to SEPARATE] 1. to cause to part; sever; separate 2. to divide into parts vi. to separate or part; disunite disseverance n. disseverment …   English World dictionary

  • dissever — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French deseivr , stem of desevrer, from Late Latin disseparare, from Latin dis + separare to separate Date: 13th century transitive verb sever, separate intransitive verb to come apart …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dissever — disseverance, disseverment, disseveration, n. /di sev euhr/, v.t. 1. to sever; separate. 2. to divide into parts. v.i. 3. to part; separate. [1250 1300; ME des(s)everen < OF dessevrer < LL disseparare, equiv. to L dis DIS 1 + separare to… …   Universalium

  • dissever — verb a) To cut off, free and remove. I dissevered a length of rope. b) To divide. The abdication of Romulus Augustulus dissevered the defunct Roman from the Byzantine empire …   Wiktionary

  • dissever — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp edged instrument: carve, cleave1, cut, sever, slice, slit, split. See ASSEMBLE. 2. To make a division into parts, sections, or branches: break up, divide, part,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dissever — dis·sev·er || dɪs sevÉ™ v. cut off, separate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dissever — disserve …   Anagrams dictionary

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