GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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    Dismantle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismantled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dismantling (?).] [F. démanteler, OF. desmanteler; pref: des- (L. dis-) + manteler to cover with a cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau, cloak. See Mantle.]
    1. To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.

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    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”.

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    A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to keep out the rain. Macaulay.

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    3. To disable; to render useless. Comber.

    Syn. -- To demosh; raze. See Demolsh.

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