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disassemble

[dis-uh-sem-buh l]
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verb (used with object), dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling.
  1. to take apart.
verb (used without object), dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling.
  1. to come apart: These shelves disassemble quickly for easy moving.

Origin of disassemble

First recorded in 1605–15; dis-1 + assemble
Related formsdis·as·sem·bly, noun
Can be confuseddisassemble dissemble
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disassemble

verb
  1. (tr) to take apart (a piece of machinery, etc); dismantle
Derived Formsdisassembly, noun
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Word Origin and History for disassemble

v.

1610s, "to disperse;" see dis- + assemble. Meaning "to take apart" is from 1922. Related: Disassembled; disassembling; disassembly.

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