dis-sever

dissever

[dih-sev-er]
verb (used with object)
1.
to sever; separate.
2.
to divide into parts.
verb (used without object)
3.
to part; separate.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English des(s)everen < Old French dessevrer < Late Latin dissēparāre, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + sēparāre to separate

disseverance, disseverment, disseveration, noun
undissevered, adjective
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dissever (dɪˈsɛvə)
 
vb
1.  to break off or become broken off
2.  (tr) to divide up into parts
 
[C13: from Old French dessevrer, from Late Latin dis-1 + sēparāre to separate]
 
dis'severance
 
n
 
dis'severment
 
n
 
dissever'ation
 
n

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dissever
mid-13c., from Anglo-Fr. deseverer, from O.Fr. dessevrer, from L. disseparare, from dis- + separare (see separate (v.)).
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