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tr.v. dis·man·tled, dis·man·tling, dis·man·tles
a. To take apart; disassemble; tear down.
b. To put an end to in a gradual systematic way: dismantling the cumbersome regulations for interstate trucking.
2. To strip of furnishings or equipment: dismantled the house before knocking it down.
3. To strip of covering or clothing.

[Obsolete French desmanteler, to raze fortifications round a town, from Old French : des-, dis- + (em)manteler, to cover with a coat, shelter (ultimately from mantel, cloak; see mantle).]

dis·man′tle·ment n.


1. the act of causing an organization or system to stop functioning by gradually reducing its power or purpose
2. the act or process of separating a machine or structure into its separate parts
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Noun1.dismantling - the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery); "Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
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BAGHDAD / Nina /-- Baghdad Operations Command announced the killing of 50 and wounding 18 terrorists, destruction of their hideouts, dismantling a number of improvised explosive devices in different areas of Baghdad as well.
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The White House tries to portray it as basically a dismantling of Iran's nuclear program," Zarif said several times, starting with an inter view with CNN in Switzerland last week.
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