dismantle

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verb dis·man·tle \(ˌ)dis-ˈman-təl\

Definition of dismantle

dismantled

;

dismantling

play \-ˈmant-liŋ, -ˈman-təl-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to disconnect the pieces of will have to dismantle the engine; also :  to destroy the integrity or functioning of The program was later dismantled due to a lack of funding.

  3. 2 :  to strip of dress or covering :  divest

  4. 3 :  to strip of furniture and equipment dismantled the ship before scrapping it

dismantlement

play \-ˈman-təl-mənt\ noun

Examples of dismantle in a Sentence

  1. The mechanic dismantled the engine to repair it.

  2. When will they dismantle the old bridge?

  3. The after-school program was dismantled due to lack of funding.

  4. He accuses them of trying to dismantle the country's legal system.

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Origin and Etymology of dismantle

Middle French desmanteler, from des- dis- + mantel mantle


First Known Use: 1579


DISMANTLE Defined for English Language Learners

dismantle

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verb dis·man·tle \(ˌ)dis-ˈman-təl\

Definition of dismantle for English Language Learners

  • : to take (something, such as a machine or structure) apart so that it is in separate pieces

  • : to destroy (something) in an orderly way : to gradually cause (something) to come to an end


DISMANTLE Defined for Kids

dismantle

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verb dis·man·tle \dis-ˈman-təl\

Definition of dismantle for Students

dismantled

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dismantling

  1. 1 :  to take completely apart (as for storing or repair)

  2. 2 :  to strip of furniture or equipment



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