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sunder Syllabification: sun·der
Pronunciation: /ˈsəndər/

Definition of sunder in English:


[with object] literary
Split apart: the crunch of bone when it is sundered
More example sentences
  • But the process is apparently irreversible and non-renewable, and so if physical strain sunders the fibril bonds, tearing the tendon, it is impossible to reform them, at least in living tissue.
  • Alienated from truthful knowledge, and unable to trust perceptual data without supplementary information, the individual is sundered from the world.
  • They are simply sundered, and to bridge them is a task, not a gift.
divide, split, cleave, separate, rend, sever, rive


in sunder

Apart or into pieces: hew their bones in sunder!
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  • And the car passes over them, and crushes them, and cuts them in sunder, and so they perish on the spot.
  • He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.


Late Old English sundrian; related to German sondern.

Words that rhyme with sunder

asunder, blunder, chunder, hereunder, plunder, rotunda, thereunder, thunder, under, up-and-under, wonder

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