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deconstruct

[ dee-kuhn-struhkt ]
/ ˌdi kənˈstrʌkt /
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verb (used with object)
to break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle.
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Origin of deconstruct

Apparently back formation from deconstruction
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British Dictionary definitions for deconstruct

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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