Webster's Dictionary, 1913
1. Cut into several parts; divided into sections; as, a dissected map. 2. (Botany) Cut deeply into many lobes or divisions; as, a dissected leaf.
Dissectible adjective Capable of being dissected, or separated by dissection. Paley.
1. Dividing or separating the parts of an animal or vegetable body; as, a dissecting aneurism, one which makes its way between or within the coats of an artery. 2. Of or pertaining to, or received during, a dissection; as, a dissecting wound. 3. Used for or in dissecting; as, a dissecting knife; a dissecting microscope.
Dissection noun [ Confer French dissection .] Dissection wound , a poisoned wound incurred during the dissection of a dead body.
1. The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I. 2. Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination. 3. Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.
Dissector noun [ Confer French dissecteur .] One who dissects; an anatomist.
Disseize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Disseized
; present participle & verbal noun Disseizing
.] [ Prefix dis-
: confer French dessaisir
.] (Law) To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land); -- followed by of ; as, to disseize a tenant of his freehold.
[ Written also disseise
Which savage beasts strive as eagerly to keep and hold those golden mines, as the Arimaspians to disseize them thereof. Holland.
Disseizee noun (Law) A person disseized, or put out of possession of an estate unlawfully; -- correlative to disseizor . [ Written also disseisee .]
Disseizin noun [ Old French dessaisine .] (Law) The act of disseizing; an unlawful dispossessing and ouster of a person actually seized of the freehold. [ Written also disseisin .] Blackstone.
Disseizor noun (Law) One who wrongfully disseizes, or puts another out of possession of a freehold. [ Written also disseisor .] Blackstone.
Disseizoress noun (Law) A woman disseizes.
Disseizure noun Disseizin. Speed.
[ Confer French dissemblance
. See Dissemble
.] Want of resemblance; dissimilitude.
[ R.] Osborne.
Dissemblance noun [ Dissemble + -ance .] The act or art of dissembling; dissimulation. [ Obsolete]
Dissemble transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dissembled
; present participle & verbal noun Dissembling
.] [ Old French dissembler
to be dissimilar; prefix dis-
) + French sembler
to seem, Latin simulare
to simulate; confer Latin dissimulare
to dissemble. See Simulate
, and confer Dissimulate
.] 1. To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.
Dissemble all your griefs and discontents. Shak.
Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, J. P. Kemble. 2. To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.
But -- why did you kick me down stairs?
He soon dissembled a sleep. Tatler. Syn.
-- To conceal; disguise; cloak; cover; equivocate. See Conceal
Dissemble intransitive verb To conceal the real fact, motives, intention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips. Prov. xxvi. 24.
He [ an enemy] dissembles when he assumes an air of friendship. C. J. Smith.
Dissembler noun One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite.
It is the weakest sort of politicians that are the greatest dissemblers . Bacon.
Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here. Pope. Syn.
. A person is called a dissembler
with reference to his concealment of his real character, and a hypocrite
with reference to his assumption of a false character. But hypocrite
is the stronger word, being commonly used to characterize a person who is habitually insincere and false, especially one who makes professions of goodness when his aims are selfish and his life corrupt.
Dissembling adjective That dissembles; hypocritical; false. -- Dis*sem"bling*ly , adverb
Disseminate transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Disseminated
; present participle & verbal noun Disseminating
.] [ Latin disseminatus
, past participle of disseminare
to disseminate; dis-
to sow, semen
seed. See Seminary
.] 1. To sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation. 2. To spread or extend by dispersion.
A nearly uniform and constant fire or heat disseminated throughout the body of the earth. Woodward. Syn.
-- To spread; diffuse; propagate; circulate; disperse; scatter.
Disseminated p. adjective (Min.) Occurring in small portions scattered through some other substance.
[ Latin disseminatio
: confer French dissémination
.] The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.
The universal dissemination of those writings. Wayland.
Disseminative adjective Tending to disseminate, or to become disseminated.
The effect of heresy is, like the plague, infectious and disseminative . Jer. Taylor.
Disseminator noun [ Latin ] One who, or that which, disseminates, spreads, or propagates; as, disseminators of disease.
[ Latin dissensio
: confer French dissension
. See Dissent
.] Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.
Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them. Acts xv. 2.
Debates, dissension , uproars are thy joy. Dryden.
A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people. Robynson (More's Utopia).
Dissensious adjective Disposed to discord; contentious; dissentious. [ R.] Ascham. -- Dis*sen"sious*ly , adverb Chapman.
Dissent intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dissented
; present participle & verbal noun Dissenting
.] [ Latin dissentire
to feel, think. See Sense
.] 1. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from .
The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice. Hallam.
Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us. Addison. 2. (Eccl.) To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government. 3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. Hooker.
Dissent noun 1. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
The dissent of no small number [ of peers] is frequently recorded. Hallam. 2. (Eccl.) Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
It is the dissidence of dissent and the protestantism of the Protestant religion. Burke. 3. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
The dissent of the metals. Bacon. Syn.
-- Disagreement; variance; difference; nonconcurrence; nonconformity.
Dissentaneous adjective [ Latin dissentaneus .] Disagreeing; contrary; differing; -- opposed to consentaneous . [ R.] Barrow.
Dissentany adjective Dissentaneous; inconsistent. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Dissentation noun Dissension. [ Obsolete] W. Browne.
Dissenter noun 1. One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement. 2. (Eccl.) One who separates from the service and worship of an established church; especially, one who disputes the authority or tenets of the Church of England; a nonconformist.
Dissenters from the establishment of their several countries. Burke.
Robert Brown is said to have the first formal dissenter . Shipley.
» "The word is commonly applied only to Protestants. The Roman Catholics are generally referred to as a distinct class." Brande & C.
Dissenterism noun The spirit or principles of dissenters. Ed. Rev.
Dissentiate transitive verb To throw into a state of dissent. [ R.] Feltham.
[ Latin dissentiens
, present participle of dissentire
. See Dissent
, intransitive verb
] Disagreeing; declaring dissent; dissenting.
-- noun One who dissents. Macaulay.
Dissentious adjective Marked by dissensions; apt to breed discord; quarrelsome; contentious; factious. -- Dis*sen"tious*ly , adverb
Dissentive adjective Disagreeing; inconsistent. [ Obsolete] Feltham.
Dissepiment noun [ Latin dissaepimentum , from dissaepire ; dis- + saepire to hedge in, inclose.]
1. A separating tissue; a partition; a septum. 2. (Botany) One of the partitions which divide a compound ovary into cells. 3. (Zoology) One of the transverse, calcareous partitions between the radiating septa of a coral.
Dissert intransitive verb
[ Latin dissertus
, past participle of disserere
to join, connect: confer French disserter
. See Series
.] To discourse or dispute; to discuss.
We have disserted upon it a little longer than was necessary. Jeffrey.
Dissertate intransitive verb
[ Latin dissertatus
, past participle of dissertare
to discuss, intents, from disserere
. See Dissert
.] To deal in dissertation; to write dissertations; to discourse.
[ R.] J. Foster.
Dissertation noun [ Latin dissertatio : confer French dissertation .] A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.
Dissertational adjective Relating to dissertations; resembling a dissertation.
Dissertationist noun A writer of dissertations.
Dissertator noun [ Latin : confer French dissertateur .] One who writers a dissertation; one who discourses. Boyle.
Dissertly adverb See Disertly .
Disserve transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Di...............
; present participle & verbal noun Disserving
.] [ Prefix dis-
: confer French desservir
.] To fail to serve; to do injury or mischief to; to damage; to hurt; to harm.
Have neither served nor disserved the interests of any party. Jer. Taylor.
[ Prefix dis-
: confer French desservice
.] Injury; mischief.
We shall rather perform good offices unto truth than any disservice unto their relators. Sir T. Browne.
Disserviceable adjective Calculated to do disservice or harm; not serviceable; injurious; harmful; unserviceable. Shaftesbury. -- Dis*serv"ice*a*ble*ness , noun Norris. -- Dis*serv"ice*a*bly , adverb
Dissettle transitive verb To unsettle. [ Obsolete]
Dissettlement noun The act of unsettling, or the state of being unsettled. Marvell.
Dissever transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dissevered
; present participle & verbal noun Dissevering
.] [ Middle English dessevrer
; prefix des-
) + sevrer
to sever, French sevrer
to wean, Latin 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.
The storm so dissevered the company . . . that most of therm never met again. Sir P. Sidney.
States disserved , discordant, belligerent. D. Webster.
Dissever intransitive verb To part; to separate. Chaucer.