Definition of deconstruct
1 : to examine (something, such as a work of literature) using the methods of deconstruction
2 : to take apart or examine (something) in order to reveal the basis or composition often with the intention of exposing biases, flaws, or inconsistencies deconstruct the myths of both the left and the right — Wayne Karlin
3 : to adapt or separate the elements of for use in an ironic or radically new way uses his masterly tailoring skills to deconstruct the classics — Vogue
deconstructiveplay \-tiv\ adjective
deconstructorplay \-tər\ noun
Examples of deconstruct in a Sentence
deconstructing the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes
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Church representative David Thurau noted residents' concerns and indicated a willingness to research options for possibly deconstructing the home and recycling and/or repurposing vintage components such as wooden beams, door knobs, copper, etc.
During our conversation, Walsh has methodically deconstructed a blueberry muffin.
Wired deconstructs the special-effects magic behind the new film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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