1. uncountable noun
They found a scene of unbelievable horror involving bodies in various states of decay
2. uncountable noun
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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