Meaning of “dismember” in the English Dictionary

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dismemberverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈsmem.bər/ us /dɪˈsmem.bɚ/

to cut, tear, or pull the arms and legs off a human body:

The police found the dismembered body of a young man in the murderer's freezer.

literary to divide a country or an empire into different parts:

The UN protested at the dismembering of Bosnia.
noun [ U ] uk /dɪˈsmem.bə.mənt/ us /dɪˈsmem.bɚ.mənt/

literary the dismemberment of the empire

(Definition of “dismember” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dismemberverb [ T ]

us /dɪsˈmem·bər/

to cut a body, esp. of an animal, into pieces

(Definition of “dismember” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)