- 1dismantle something to take apart a machine or structure so that it is in separate pieces I had to dismantle the engine in order to repair it. The steel mill was dismantled piece by piece.
- 2dismantle something to end an organization or system gradually in an organized way The government was in the process of dismantling the state-owned industries.
NAmE//dɪsˈmæntl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dismantle
he / she / it dismantles
past simple dismantled
-ing form dismantling
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