What does the word asunder mean?

Usage examples for asunder

  1. As we did with water, so we can with carbonic acid- take the two parts asunder. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  2. They tore the fire asunder, extinguished the flames, set their dear sister free, and kissed and embraced her. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  3. I have kissed and caressed many koomas, but never once did the earth open under us, or the heavens burst asunder. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch