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disassemble

[dis-uh-sem-buh l] /ˌdɪs əˈsɛm bəl/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; dis-1 + assemble
Related forms
disassembly, noun
Can be confused
disassemble, dissemble.
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British Dictionary definitions for disassembly

disassemble

/ˌdɪsəˈsɛmbəl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to take apart (a piece of machinery, etc); dismantle
Derived Forms
disassembly, noun
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Word Origin and History for disassembly

disassemble

v.

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

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