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dismantle

[ dis-man-tl ]
/ dɪsˈmæn tl /
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verb (used with object), dis·man·tled, dis·man·tling.
to deprive or strip of apparatus, furniture, equipment, defenses, etc.: to dismantle a ship; to dismantle a fortress.
to disassemble or pull down; take apart: They dismantled the machine and shipped it in pieces.
to divest of dress, covering, etc.: The wind dismantled the trees of their leaves.
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Origin of dismantle

From the Middle French word desmanteler, dating back to 1570–80. See dis-1, mantle

OTHER WORDS FROM dismantle

dis·man·tle·ment, noundis·man·tler, nounun·dis·man·tled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dismantle

dismantle
/ (dɪsˈmæntəl) /

verb (tr)
to take apart
to demolish or raze
to strip of covering

Derived forms of dismantle

dismantlement, noundismantler, noun

Word Origin for dismantle

C17: from Old French desmanteler to remove a cloak from; see mantle
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