[ dis-man-tl ]
/ dɪsˈmæn tl /
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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Words nearby dismantle
Origin of dismantle
OTHER WORDS FROM dismantledis·man·tle·ment, noundis·man·tler, nounun·dis·man·tled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dismantlement
Then came the dismantlement of Athens by Lysander and the dismemberment of the old democracy.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)|John Addington Symonds
There were three here now, all in advanced stages of dismantlement.
And there were three groundcars, all in various stages of breakdown or dismantlement.
British Dictionary definitions for dismantlement
/ (dɪsˈmæntəl) /
to take apart
to demolish or raze
to strip of covering
Derived forms of dismantledismantlement, noundismantler, noun
Word Origin for dismantle
C17: from Old French desmanteler to remove a cloak from; see mantle
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