Discerp
Discerp Dis*cerp", v. t. [L. discerpere, discerptum; dis- + carpere to pluck.] 1. To tear in pieces; to rend. [R.] --Stukeley. [1913 Webster]

2. To separate; to disunite. [R.] --Bp. Hurd.


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  • discerp —   v.t. tear off, or to pieces.    ♦ discerptible, a.    ♦ discerption, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • discerp — verb 1. divide into pieces our department was dismembered when our funding dried up The Empire was discerped after the war • Syn: ↑dismember, ↑take apart • Hypernyms: ↑separate, ↑divide, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • discerptive — discerpˈtive adjective (rare) • • • Main Entry: ↑discerp * * * diˈscerptive, a. rare. [f. L. discerpt ppl. stem of discerp ĕre + ive.] Having the quality of dividing or separating; tending to pull to pieces. 18.. Ogilvie cites N.B. Rev …   Useful english dictionary

  • Discerpible — Dis*cerp i*ble, Discerptible Dis*cerp ti*ble, a. [See {Discerp}.] Capable of being discerped. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discerptible — Discerpible Dis*cerp i*ble, Discerptible Dis*cerp ti*ble, a. [See {Discerp}.] Capable of being discerped. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discerption — noun The act of pulling or tearing something to pieces See Also: discerp …   Wiktionary

  • lancinate — I verb break through, cleave, cut, cut into, discerp, divide, empierce, fractionalize, fragment, gash, gore, impale, incise, knife, lacerate, lance, make an incision, penetrate, perforate, pierce, prick, puncture, rend, rip, rive, slash, slit,… …   Law dictionary

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