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Other Dismantle Definition

[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"

Misc. Definitions

\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}.

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