With time I learned to disassemble the entire hotpot and mount the heating coil on a roast beef can with a whole punched in it.
They taught me how to disassemble and reassemble an AK-47.
1610s, "to disperse;" see dis- + assemble. Meaning "to take apart" is from 1922. Related: Disassembled; disassembling; disassembly.