dismantled

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Dismantle \Dis*man"tle\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Dismantled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dismantling}.] [F. d['e]manteler, OF. desmanteler; pref: des- (L. dis-) + manteler to cover with a cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau, cloak. See {Mantle}.]

1. To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.

2. To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship.

A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to keep out the rain. --Macaulay.

3. To disable; to render useless. --Comber.

Syn: To demo?sh; raze. See {Demol?sh}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dismantled

adjective

1: torn down and broken up [syn: {demolished}, {dismantled}, {razed}]


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