DISMANTLE, verb transitive [dis and mantle.]
1. To deprive of dress; to strip; to divest.
2. To loose; to throw open.
3. More generally, to deprive or strip of apparatus, or furniture; to unrig; as, to dismantle a ship.
4. To deprive or strip of military furniture; as, to dismantle a fortress.
5. To deprive of outworks or forts; as, to dismantle a town.
6. To break down; as, his nose dismantled.