Definitions

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  • v. To separate companies that were formerly combined; to reverse a merger.
  • v. To plunge down into; to sink; to immerse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To plunge down into; to sink; to immerse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sink or dip; immerse.

Etymologies

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de- +‎ merge

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Latin demergo ("I submerge").

Examples

  • Mercator's plan to demerge its coal mining division is in line with moves by its peers in the shipping industry, which have announced plans to hive off their more lucrative non-shipping businesses to increase market valuation as well as offset the volatility of the shipping industry.

    Mercator to Spin Off, List Coal Unit

  • Orient Paper and Industries Ltd OPIL, a C K Birla group company, on Wednesday said it had decided to demerge its cement business to sharpen focus on the rapidly growing industry.

    Deals India: Morning News Roundup

  • NEW DELHI -- Maestros Mediline Systems obtained approval last week from the Bombay High Court to demerge the company's units.

    Maestros Mediline Gets Court OK to Demerge Units

  • Foster's announced it would officially demerge its wine and beer assets in February, a move that was long suspected.

    Foster's Says It Is Aware of Buyout Talk

  • MUMBAI --Areva T&D India's board gave final approval to demerge its electricity distribution business into a new company with effect from April 1.

    Areva India Board Agrees to Demerge Unit

  • The proposed deal comes just under three months after CSR rejected a previous approach from Bright Food that valued Sucrogen at up to A$1. 5 billion, with the talks to come after an Australian court ruled against CSR's plans to demerge its sugar businesses from its building products arm.

    CSR Reviews Bright Food's Offer

  • The announcement comes around three months after the group said it planned to retain and reshape the wine operations, reasoning it wasn't an appropriate time to demerge the division.

    Foster's to Separate Beer, Wine Businesses

  • It also said that Axis Bank would demerge its existing investment banking operations into the new operations from Enam Securities.

    Axis Bank, Enam Strike $456 Million Deal

  • We believe the status quo is not an option: management must either renegotiate the terms of the A and B bonds, or demerge them.

    Finance chief, Phil Dutton, leaves in Punch Taverns shakeup

  • Australia's Fosters Group has effectively put its wine division in play by announcing plans to demerge it from its beer business.

    Wine Makers Have Grape Expectations

Comments

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  • I like the word 'demerge' if I could use it in the sense of extracting oneself from a morphic field. A morphic field would be the collective consciousness of something, for example the collective consciousness of 'Happy New Year.' There is a huge positive morphic field (collective consciousness) around 'Happy New Year'.

    There are negative morphic fields, such as a collective consciousness of a fear that a huge storm automatically assumes massive destruction.

    I like the word 'demerge' because I do believe I can choose to demerge from that collective consciousness by choice.

    There was one woman I know whose house was in the path of a vicious overland storm. She 'demerged' as it were. What turned out was that in her neighborhood every single person had huge city cleanup and home repairs to do. She did not. Her house was completely unscathed and she spent her time helping other people instead of needing help herself.


    She had a number of holographic and energy tools with which she supported her 'demerger' activities.  Some people call that practical, others call doing that magical.  Whatever!
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    (Manilamac in another comment on the word 'demerge' may be referring to the word 'demurrage'.)

    September 3, 2015

  • I have a quandry here. Years ago I used to pick up shipments at a bonded customs warehouse. If the goods had been there over an allotted time, it was necessary to pay "demerge" in order to get the goods released. It was the only time in my life that I encountered the word. I now find myself looking for some hint of that meaning, but I have yet to find it.

    August 21, 2009