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disassemble

[ dis-uh-sem-buhl ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈsɛm bəl /
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verb (used with object), dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling.
to take apart.
verb (used without object), dis·as·sem·bled, dis·as·sem·bling.
to come apart: These shelves disassemble quickly for easy moving.
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Origin of disassemble

First recorded in 1605–15; dis-1 + assemble

OTHER WORDS FROM disassemble

dis·as·sem·bly, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disassemble

disassemble , dissemble
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How to use disassemble in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for disassemble

disassemble
/ (ˌdɪsəˈsɛmbəl) /

verb
(tr) to take apart (a piece of machinery, etc); dismantle

Derived forms of disassemble

disassembly, noun
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