Dismantle Dis*man"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dismantled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismantling}.] [F. d['e]manteler, 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to keep out the rain. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To disable; to render useless. --Comber.

Syn: To demo?sh; raze. See {Demol?sh}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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