dismantle

[dis-man-tl]
verb (used with object), dismantled, dismantling.
1.
to deprive or strip of apparatus, furniture, equipment, defenses, etc.: to dismantle a ship; to dismantle a fortress.
2.
to disassemble or pull down; take apart: They dismantled the machine and shipped it in pieces.
3.
to divest of dress, covering, etc.: The wind dismantled the trees of their leaves.

Origin:
1570–80; < Middle French desmanteler. See dis-1, mantle

dismantlement, noun
dismantler, noun
undismantled, adjective
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dismantle (dɪsˈmæntəl)
 
vb
1.  to take apart
2.  to demolish or raze
3.  to strip of covering
 
[C17: from Old French desmanteler to remove a cloak from; see mantle]
 
dis'mantlement
 
n
 
dis'mantler
 
n

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dismantle
1570s, from M.Fr. desmanteler "to tear down the walls of a fortress," lit. "strip of a cloak," from des- "off, away" + manteler "to cloak" (see mantle). Related: Dismantled; dismantling.
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Example sentences
Many of them decided that they had a mandate to dismantle some of the basic
  protections and restrictions of government.
By making it easier to dismantle a bank in trouble, the commission wants bank
  creditors to price in the potential for losses.
He had to know how to pick locks and dismantle alarms.
But don't dismantle yourself, be happy and keep trying.
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