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Meaning of DISMANTLE

Pronunciation:  dis'mantl

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

DISMANTLE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: annihilate, atomize, bankrupt, bare, break to pieces, cleave, decimate, demolish, denudate, denude, deprive, disarray, disassemble, disintegrate, dismember, dismount, disrobe, divest, do a strip-tease, fragment, lift, make mincemeat of, pick to pieces, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulverize, raze, recall, reduce to rubble, rend, repeal, rescind, reverse, ruin, shatter, smash, split, strip, sunder, take apart, take down, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, total, unarray, unbuild, uncase, unclothe, undo, undrape, undress, unmake, wrack, wrack up, wreck
 

 

 

 

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