deconstruct

[ dee-kuh n-struhkt ]
/ ˌdi kənˈstrʌkt /

verb (used with object)

to break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle.

Origin of deconstruct

apparently back formation from deconstruction
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deconstruct

/ (ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt) /

verb (tr)

to apply the theories of deconstruction to (a text, film, etc)
to expose or dismantle the existing structure in (a system, organization, etc)

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