disassemble

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

dis·as·sem·ble

verb \ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl\

: to disconnect the pieces of (something)

: to come apart into smaller pieces

Full Definition of DISASSEMBLE

transitive verb
:  to take apart <disassemble a watch>
intransitive verb
1
:  to come apart <the frame disassembles into sections>
2
:  disperse, scatter <the crowd began to disassemble>
dis·as·sem·bly \-blē\ noun

Examples of DISASSEMBLE

  1. The bookshelf disassembles for easy storage.
  2. <they had to disassemble the television set in order to replace the wiring>

First Known Use of DISASSEMBLE

1903

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