dismantled


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dis·man·tle

 (dĭs-măn′tl)
tr.v. dis·man·tled, dis·man·tling, dis·man·tles
1.
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.
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Adj.1.dismantled - torn down and broken up
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"
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The Romans, in order to hold Capua, Carthage, and Numantia, dismantled them, and did not lose them.
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She was delighted to know that the Esplanade Street house was in a dismantled condition.
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The man wanted--what the man found a little lower down the lane, hidden in a dismantled part of the church-yard wall--a letter from a young lady.
Passepartout was ravished to behold this celebrated place, and thought that, with its circular walls and dismantled fort, it looked like an immense coffee-cup and saucer.
And so the two walked together through the dark alley to the end of the rickety, dismantled dock; the one thinking of the vast reward the King would lavish upon her for the information she felt sure she alone could give; the other feeling beneath his mantle for the hilt of a long dagger which nestled there.
The summer camp was being dismantled, and the tribe, bag and baggage, was preparing to go off to the fall hunting.
Some of the empty houses had been dismantled to their outer walls, some had been left to decay with time, and some were still inhabited by persons evidently of the poorest class.
After which he put the fatal knife in Potter's open right hand, and sat down on the dismantled coffin.
While the Banqueting-Hall remained -- owing to the admiral's inadequate pecuniary resources -- in its damp and dismantled state, and while the interior of St.
In the meantime, Grimaud, preserving his calmness, dismantled the fortification of the ground-floor, and after having opened the door, stood with his arms folded quietly on the sill.