Dis·man·tle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismantled p. pr. & vb. n. Dismantling ]
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.
Syn: -- To demo░sh; raze. See Demol░sh.
v 1: tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building
was levelled" [syn: level, raze, rase, tear down,
take down, pull down] [ant: raise]
2: take apart into its constituent pieces [syn: disassemble,
take apart, break up, break apart] [ant: assemble]
3: take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper" [syn: strip]