Dis*sev"er (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissevered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dissevering.] [OE. dessevrer; pref. des- (L. dis-) + sevrer to sever, F. sevrer to wean, L. separate to separate. In this word the prefix is intensive. See Dis-, and Sever.]

To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse.

The storm so dissevered the company . . . that most of therm never met again. Sir P. Sidney.

States disserved, discordant, belligerent. D. Webster.

 

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Dis*sev"er, v. i.

To part; to separate.

Chaucer.

 

© Webster 1913.

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