dismemberment


dismemberment
[[t]dɪ̱sme̱mbə(r)mənt[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT Dismemberment is the cutting or pulling into pieces of a body.

They found a scene of unbelievable horror involving bodies in various states of decay and dismemberment.

2) N-UNCOUNT: oft N of n Dismemberment is the breaking up into smaller parts of a country or organization.

...the dismemberment of Pakistan and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.

...the case for dismemberment or even abolition of the BBC.

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English dictionary. 2008.