dismember Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dismember" in British English

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dismemberverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈsmem.bər/  us   /-bɚ/
to ​cut, ​tear, or ​pull the ​arms and ​legs off a ​humanbody: The ​policefound 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.
dismemberment
noun [U] uk   us   /-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)
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