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.
n : the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery);
"Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling
of their nuclear weapons" [syn: dismantlement, disassembly]
[ant: assembly, fabrication]