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

Other Words from disassemble

disassembly \ ˌdis-​ə-​ˈsem-​blē How to pronounce disassemble (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
Recent Examples on the Web Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for washing and make sure to disassemble the nested filter to scrub off any deposits and residual oils. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2022 That means more rules broken, more corporations pushed beyond their comfort zones, more opportunities for tinkerers to be given the opportunity to disassemble and rebuild. New York Times, 20 May 2022 So Sayed Rahman and his 9-year-old son Javidullah set out to disassemble a few decaying fortifications scattered among the remains of the country’s last three wars. New York Times, 14 May 2022 As the last revelers departed the fairground, the performers prepared to disassemble the makeshift venue, load it onto their trucks, and head to the next town. David Hill, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 The Bengals have contracted with a private firm to prepare to disassemble the dome once the river rises to the level of 51 feet. Scott Wartman, The Enquirer, 8 Apr. 2022 Northwest Tower Crane, which supplied the crew of iron workers, and Omega Morgan which supplied a large mobile crane used to disassemble the tower crane, were held responsible for 75 percent of the damages. Gene Johnson, ajc, 15 Mar. 2022 Northwest Tower Crane, which supplied the crew of iron workers, and Omega Morgan which supplied a large mobile crane used to disassemble the tower crane, were held responsible for 75 percent of the damages. NBC News, 15 Mar. 2022 The entire display would have been put on hold if he had been forced to disassemble the plastic addition meant to make his home look more like the suburban Chicago house in the 1989 comedy starring Chevy Chase. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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23 Jul 2022

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“Disassemble.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disassemble. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for disassemble

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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