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Meaning of DISSEVER

Pronunciation:  di'sevur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

DISSEVER is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: carve up, divide, separate, split, split up
 Antonyms: unify, unite
 See Also: Balkanise, Balkanize, break, canton, change integrity, format, initialise, initialize, lot, paragraph, parcel, sectionalise, sectionalize, sliver, splinter, subdivide, triangulate, unitise, unitize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite;
    to separate; to disperse.
          The storm so dissevered the company . . . that most of
          therm never met again.                   --Sir P.
          States disserved, discordant, belligerent. --D.
  2. \Dis*sev"er\, v. i.
    To part; to separate. --Chaucer.