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VERB (1)

1. separate into parts or portions;
- Example: "divide the cake into three equal parts"
- Example: "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
[syn: divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissever \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. [1913 Webster] The storm so dissevered the company . . . that most of therm never met again. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] States disserved, discordant, belligerent. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissever \Dis*sev"er\, v. i. To part; to separate. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dissever v 1: separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I" [syn: divide, split, split up, separate, dissever, carve up] [ant: unify, unite]