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dismantle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dismantle  \Dis*man"tle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dismantled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dismantling}.]  [F.  d['e]manteler,  OF 
  desmanteler  pref:  des-  (L.  dis-)  +  manteler  to  cover  with  a 
  cloak,  defend,  fr  mantel,  F.  manteau,  cloak.  See  {Mantle}.] 
  1.  To  strip  or  deprive  of  dress;  to  divest. 
 
  2.  To  strip  of  furniture  and  equipments,  guns,  etc.;  to 
  unrig;  to  strip  of  walls  or  outworks;  to  break  down  as 
  to  dismantle  a  fort,  a  town,  or  a  ship. 
 
  A  dismantled  house,  without  windows  or  shutters  to 
  keep  out  the  rain.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  disable;  to  render  useless.  --Comber. 
 
  Syn:  To  demo?sh;  raze.  See  {Demol?sh}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dismantle 
  v  1:  tear  down  so  as  to  make  flat  with  the  ground;  "The  building 
  was  levelled"  [syn:  {level},  {raze},  {rase},  {tear  down}, 
  {take  down},  {pull  down}]  [ant:  {raise}] 
  2:  take  apart  into  its  constituent  pieces  [syn:  {disassemble}, 
  {take  apart},  {break  up},  {break  apart}]  [ant:  {assemble}] 
  3:  take  off  or  remove;  "strip  a  wall  of  its  wallpaper"  [syn:  {strip}] 




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