dis·mem·ber /(ˈ)dɪsˈmɛmbɚ/ 及物動詞
Dis·mem·ber v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismembered p. pr. & vb. n. Dismembering.]
1. To tear limb from limb; to dilacerate; to disjoin member from member; to tear or cut in pieces; to break up.
Fowls obscene dismembered his remains. --Pope.
A society lacerated and dismembered. --Gladstone.
By whose hands the blow should be struck which would dismember that once mighty empire. --Buckle.
2. To deprive of membership. [Obs.]
They were dismembered by vote of the house. --R. North.
Syn: -- To disjoint; dislocate; dilacerate; mutilate; divide; sever.
v 1: separate the limbs from the body; "the tiger dismembered the
2: divide into pieces; "our department was dismembered when our
funding dried up"; "The Empire was discerped after the
war" [syn: take apart, discerp]