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dissever

[dih-sev-er] /dɪˈsɛv ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to sever; separate.
2.
to divide into parts.
verb (used without object)
3.
to part; separate.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English des(s)everen < Old French dessevrer < Late Latin dissēparāre, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + sēparāre to separate
Related forms
disseverance, disseverment, disseveration, noun
undissevered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissever

dissever

/dɪˈsɛvə/
verb
1.
to break off or become broken off
2.
(transitive) to divide up into parts
Derived Forms
disseverance, disseverment, disseveration, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French dessevrer, from Late Latin dis-1 + sēparāre to separate
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Word Origin and History for dissever
v.

late 13c., from Anglo-French deseverer, Old French dessevrer (10c.), from des- (see dis-) + sevrer (see sever). Related: Dissevered; dissevering; disseverance; disseveration.

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