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Meaning of DISMANTLE

Pronunciation:  dis'mantl

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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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