Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Verb: dismantle  dis'man-t(u)l
  1. Take apart into its constituent pieces
    - disassemble, take apart, break up, break apart
  2. Destroy (a building or buildings) so as to make nearly level the ground
    "When a force occupies an enemy fortress, it may dismantle the fortifications";
    - level, raze, rase, tear down, take down, pull down, flatten
  3. [archaic] Take off or remove
    - strip

Derived forms: dismantled, dismantling, dismantles

Type of: destroy, destruct, remove, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], take, take away, uncreate [literary], withdraw