disassemble

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verb dis·as·sem·ble \ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl\

Definition of disassemble

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to take apart <disassemble a watch>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to come apart <the frame disassembles into sections>

  5. 2 :  disperse, scatter <the crowd began to disassemble>

disassembly

play \-blē\ noun

Examples of disassemble in a sentence

  1. The bookshelf disassembles for easy storage.

  2. <they had to disassemble the television set in order to replace the wiring>

1903

First Known Use of disassemble

1903


DISASSEMBLE Defined for English Language Learners

disassemble

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verb dis·as·sem·ble \ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl\

Definition of disassemble for English Language Learners

  • : to disconnect the pieces of (something)

  • : to come apart into smaller pieces


DISASSEMBLE Defined for Kids

disassemble

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verb dis·as·sem·ble \ˌdis-ə-ˈsem-bəl\

Definition of disassemble for Students

disassembled

disassembling

  1. :  to take apart <They disassembled the toy racetrack.>


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