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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.
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Noun1.dismantlement - 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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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he welcomed the leaders' "joint statement of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, including the permanent dismantlement of all facilities at Yongbyon in the presence of US and IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) inspectors," he said in a statement Wednesday.
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