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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]