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Definition of disassemble verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disassemble
    he / she / it disassembles
    past simple disassembled
    -ing form disassembling
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  1. 1[transitive] disassemble something to take apart a machine or structure so that it is in separate pieces We had to completely disassemble the engine to find the problem. opposite assemble
  2. 2[transitive] disassemble something (computing) to translate something from computer code into a language that can be read by humans
  3. 3[intransitive] (formal) (of a group of people) to move apart and go away in different directions The concert ended and the crowd disassembled.
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