disassemble

disassemble

[dis-uh-sem-buhl]
verb (used with object), disassembled, disassembling.
1.
to take apart.
verb (used without object), disassembled, disassembling.
2.
to come apart: These shelves disassemble quickly for easy moving.

Origin:
1605–15; dis-1 + assemble

disassembly, noun

disassemble, dissemble.
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disassemble (ˌdɪsəˈsɛmbəl)
 
vb
(tr) to take apart (a piece of machinery, etc); dismantle
 
disas'sembly
 
n

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disassemble
1610s, "to disperse," from dis- + assemble. Meaning "to take apart" is from 1922. Related: Disassembled; disassembly.
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