disassemble

verb
dis·​as·​sem·​ble | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl How to pronounce disassemble (audio) \
disassembled; disassembling; disassembles

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

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Other Words from disassemble

disassembly \ -​blē How to pronounce disassembly (audio) \ noun

Examples of disassemble in a Sentence

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

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While in use, toys should be cleaned with disinfecting wipes and rinsed once a week, and sippy cups should be disassembled and cleaned on high heat in in the dishwasher. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "Most Sippy Cups and Kids' Bath Toys are Covered in Bacteria, Mold, and Fecal Matter," 14 June 2016 When disassembled, the DMOS shovel is small enough to fit in a closet, on a shelf, or in the trunk of your car, making it the true go-anywhere tool. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Here's the Only Shovel You'll Ever Need," 1 Feb. 2019 Number of parts: 180 Model: eMicro one Produced: Guangdong, China Time to disassemble: 2 hours, 14 minutes When the Razor scooter craze started in the early 2000s, the lightweight, foldable scooters were mostly just for kids. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "How an Electric Scooter Works," 1 May 2018 Nevertheless, Porsche is disassembling its LMP1 team to prepare for a leap to Formula E, the all-electric racing series, for its 2019/20 season. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the Year Electric Car Racing Gets Real," 11 Dec. 2018 Chinese customs officials want to inspect individual components inside the vehicles’ emissions system, which would basically require the car to be disassembled—an impractical step. Yoko Kubota, WSJ, "Spoiled Relations: U.S. Goods Stuck at China Ports as Tensions Heat Up," 10 May 2018 The historian and 40 conservators already spent a day and a half this month disassembling a second memorial at nearby Pine Trails Park, which included about 1,500 similar items, such as votive candles and balloons. Phillip Valys, Sun-Sentinel.com, "50 volunteers dismantle Stoneman Douglas memorial for preservation," 28 Mar. 2018 To fix the process, Soyuz rockets already assembled for launch with their booster packs will be disassembled and reassembled to ensure that similar mistakes have not occurred. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Two months after mishap, Russian Soyuz rockets back into space with crew," 3 Dec. 2018 To fix the process, Soyuz rockets already assembled for launch with their booster packs will be disassembled and reassembled to assure that similar mistakes have not occurred. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Dramatic footage of Soyuz accident shows rocket booster collision," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of disassemble

1881, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of disassemble was in 1881

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disassemble

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disassemble

: to disconnect the pieces of (something)
: to come apart into smaller pieces

disassemble

verb
dis·​as·​sem·​ble | \ ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl How to pronounce disassemble (audio) \
disassembled; disassembling

Kids Definition of disassemble

: to take apart They disassembled the toy racetrack.

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