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Verb: dismember  dis'mem-bu(r)
  1. Separate the limbs from the body
    "the tiger dismembered the tourist"
  2. Divide into pieces
    "our department was dismembered when our funding dried up";
    - take apart, discerp

Derived forms: dismembered, dismembering, dismembers

See also: take

Type of: divide, kill, part, separate

Encyclopedia: Dismember