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Definition of dismember verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dismember
    he / she / it dismembers
    past simple dismembered
    -ing form dismembering
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  1. 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. 2dismember something (formal) to divide a country, an organization, etc. into smaller parts The American railroad network has gradually been dismembered.
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noun [uncountable]
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