|1.||[ verb ] divide into pieces|
"our department was dismembered when our funding dried up" "The Empire was discerped after the war"
|2.||[ verb ] take apart into its constituent pieces|
|Synonyms:||disassemble break_apart break_up dismantle|
|Related terms:||assemble destroy dismantling|
|3.||[ verb ] make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features|
|Synonyms:||break_down analyze dissect analyse|
"analyze a specimen" "analyze a sentence" "analyze a chemical compound"
|Related terms:||synthesize parse botanize analyst analyzer dissection dissection|