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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.