DiscerpDis*cerp"\, v. t. [L. discerpere, discerptum; dis- + carpere to pluck.]1. To tear in pieces; to rend. [R.] --Stukeley. 2. To separate; to disunite. [R.] --Bp. Hurd.
|1.||divide into pieces; "our department was dismembered when our funding dried up"; "The Empire was discerped after the war" [syn: dismember]|
|2.||cut off from a whole; "His head was severed from his body"; "The soul discerped from the body"|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|