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English Dictionary: dismantle by the DICT Development Group
2 results for dismantle
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
dismantle
v
  1. tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
    Synonym(s): level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down
    Antonym(s): erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
  2. take apart into its constituent pieces
    Synonym(s): disassemble, dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart
    Antonym(s): assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
  3. take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
    Synonym(s): strip, dismantle
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dismantle \Dis*man"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismantled}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Dismantling}.] [F. d[82]manteler, OF.
      desmanteler; pref: des- (L. dis-) + manteler to cover with a
      cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau, cloak. See {Mantle}.]
      1. To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.
  
      2. To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to
            unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as,
            to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship.
  
                     A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to
                     keep out the rain.                              --Macaulay.
  
      3. To disable; to render useless. --Comber.
  
      Syn: To demo[?]sh; raze. See {Demol[?]sh}.
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