Dissevered
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]


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