Discerptive Dis*cerp"tive, a. Tending to separate or disunite parts. --Encys. Dict. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

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