dialysis  dialysis
 di-al'-i-sis from Gk. dia, "through," "asunder"
and lyein, "to loose"
Also sp. dialisis
the dismembrer

  1. To spell out alternatives, or to present either-or arguments that lead to a conclusion.
  2. A synonym for asyndeton.

[For Definition #1]

If you remember it, I have said enough, if not, my words will not provoke you.

Related Figures

Related Topics of Invention
  • Division
  Sources: Rutil. 1.15 (#2 = asyndeton); Sherry (1550) 55 (#1 = "dialisis," "divisio," "division"); Putt. (1589) 230 (#1—"dialisis," "the dismembrer")

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