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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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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I hope what you have to tell me is worth the trouble, or else, I warn you, I will not pardon you for making me come here instead of getting a little rest after a night spent in taking and dismantling a bastion.
8,000 m 2 ) and according to trgs 521 (kmf, Insulation area of the opposite tribune); B) dismantling of mineral building substance: - dismantling of 4 floodlight masts (including foundations), - dismantling of the steel / wood roof construction of the opposite tribune (including aiv wood), - dismantling seating / seat shells made of plastic / metal elements (about 15 000 pieces) or fence elements, - dismantling of metal / steel breakwater (railing), - demolition asphalt pavement (about 900 m 2 ), - demolition concrete, About 11 000 to (staircases, Foundations, Mounting grandstand walls, Etc.
A report will be presented to cabinet in mid November, and the contract for dismantling could then be awarded.
The Islamic Republic has been dismantling its centrifuges at an astonishing pace in what appears to be an effort by the Rohani Administration to get sanctions lifted before the Majlis elections on February 26.
Dismantling procedures in the oil complex in Pandacan district continue in time for the November deadline set by city hall officials in accordance with a Supreme Court ruling that terminated the stay of oil terminals in the area.
According to the NHK broadcasting organization, the operator will begin dismantling the cover on July 28 if weather permits.
He said that the money spent so far on the dismantling of the Kozloduy NPP units amounted to around EUR 224 M.
BAGHDAD / NINA / Baghdad Operations Command announced on Thursday the dismantling of a number of improvised explosive devices and found piles of weapons and explosives and arrested wanted men in quality operations.
If the reports are true, he has claimed, then it should influence the government to do the same with future disposal and dismantling of UK vessels.
ANBAR/ Aswat al-Iraq: Joint Operations Command announced today the killing of a Da'ish group in Anbar province, in addition to dismantling a number of explosives.
Air Transat, in collaboration with Aerocycle, an aircraft dismantling and recycling specialist, has once again confirmed its steadfast commitment to sustainability principles by laying the foundations for a program for green dismantling of end-of-life-cycle aircraft.
Summary: Brussels - Twenty Spanish journalists and correspondents stayed in Laayoune before, during and after the dismantling of Gdeim Izik camp, Foreign Minister Taib Fassi Fihri said on Monday in Brussels.