Sundering
Sunder Sun"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sundered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sundering}.] [OE. sundren, AS. sundrain (in [=a]sundrain, gesundrain), from sundor asunder, separately, apart; akin to D. zonder, prep., without, G. sonder separate, as prep., without, sondern but, OHG. suntar separately, Icel. sundr asunder, Sw. & Dan. s["o]nder, Goth. sundr[=o] alone, separately.] To disunite in almost any manner, either by rending, cutting, or breaking; to part; to put or keep apart; to separate; to divide; to sever; as, to sunder a rope; to sunder a limb; to sunder friends. [1913 Webster]

It is sundered from the main land by a sandy plain. --Carew. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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