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dismantling


  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]: 
 
  dismantling 
  n  :  the  act  of  taking  something  apart  (as  a  piece  of  machinery); 
  "Russia  and  the  US  discussed  the  dismantling  of  their 
  nuclear  weapons"  [syn:  {dismantlement},  {disassembly}] 
  [ant:  {assembly},  {fabrication}] 




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