Definitions for: Dismantle


[v] take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper"
[v] take apart into its constituent pieces
[v] tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: break apart, break up, disassemble, level, pull down, rase, raze, strip, take apart, take down, tear down

Antonyms: assemble, erect, piece, put together, put up, raise, rear, set up, tack, tack together

See Also: bulldoze, destroy, destruct, remove, take, take away, withdraw

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