Definition of dissever in English:



  • Divide or sever (something)

    • ‘There were a lot of the fun things to be dissevered.’
    • ‘The overall aim is sustainable pulsing - swarm networks must be able to coalesce rapidly and stealthily on a target, then dissever and redisperse, immediately ready to recombine for a new pulse.’
    • ‘‘America’ remains a malaprop incapable of dissevering its rhetorical trusses to colonial discourse.’
    • ‘It made sense to her, considering that most of her friends, besides Evie, were men and she didn't want to be dissevered from her closest acquaintances.’
    • ‘Uncannily, Wakefield ‘had contrived, or rather he had happened, to dissever himself from the world - to vanish - to give up his place and privileges with living men, without being admitted among the dead’.’
    cut off, chop off, lop off, hack off, cleave, hew off, shear off, slice off, split
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Middle English (in the sense separate): from Old French dessevrer, from late Latin disseparare, from dis- (expressing intensive force) + Latin separare to separate.