- 1dismember something to cut or tear the dead body of a person or an animal into pieces Police say the body had been dismembered.
- 2 dismember something (formal) to divide a country, an organization, etc. into smaller parts The American railroad network has gradually been dismembered.
NAmE//dɪsˈmɛmbər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dismember
he / she / it dismembers
past simple dismembered
-ing form dismembering
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