Definition of dismantle :
1. To disable; to render useless.
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.
3. To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.
disunify, point, disrobe, disrupt, clean, dissipate, take down, recess, demean, assemble, bring down, discerp, peel, disinvest, divest, crash, strip down, carve up, push down, break apart, dismount, disperse, dissolve, take to pieces, devolve, deprive, split up, get down, break-up, disgrace, pick, cut off, degrade, democratise, reave, branch, demount, denudate, rase, even out, despoil, destruct, strike, break down, subvert, fell, resolve, foray, bare, unrig, pillage, down, scatter, note, analyse, dismember, rifle, dynamite, denude, level off, unbuild, centralise, even, interrupt, decompose, ransack, cut down, discase, democratize, undress, unclothe, crack up, let down, adjourn, crock up, put down, plunder, crack, take apart, analyze, lower, dispel, fragmentise, uncase, centralize, decentralize, screen off, charge, strip, loot, flush, pull down, undo, collapse, fragmentize, denationalize, knock down, ruin, decentralise, leach, deindustrialize, calve, study at strip, develop, help
destroy (part of speech: verb)
devastate, pulverize, lay waste, eradicate, abolish, level, extirpate, disintegrate, demolish, decimate, tear down, rip to shreds, mow down, wreck, atomize, desolate, exterminate, destroy, raze, vaporize, smash, bulldoze, annihilate, flatten
separate (part of speech: verb)
dissociate (part of speech: verb)
disconnect, uncouple, alienate, detach, sever, divorce, halve, disjoin, rupture, disunite, segregate, disassociate, excise, disengage, break, insulate, fragment, partition, rend, separate, part, dissociate, split, cleave, divide, sunder
- This fortress was intact until the time of the differences between Pizarro and Almagro, after which they began to dismantle it, to build with its stones the houses of Spaniards in Cuzco, which are at the foot of the fortress. - "History of the Incas", Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa.
- 534. The nearest approach to building- laws which occurs is a clause which seems to be a standing provision in many municipal charters and similar documents from the age of Cicero onwards, to the effect that no man might destroy, unroof, or dismantle an urban building unless he was ready to replace it by a building at least as good or had received special permission from his local town council. - "Ancient Town-Planning", F. Haverfield.
- We want to dismantle the machines of war - it's in the Torah, Mama. - "Super Man and the Bug Out", Cory Doctorow.