Etymology
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dismemberment (n.)

"act of dismembering, state of being dismembered," 1751, from dismember + -ment. Earlier noun was dismembration (1590s), also dismembering (late 14c.).

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Definitions of dismemberment

dismemberment (n.)
the removal of limbs; being cut to pieces;
Synonyms: taking apart
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