- 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[transitive] disassemble something (computing) to translate something from computer code into a language that can be read by humans
- 3[intransitive] (formal) (of a group of people) to move apart and go away in different directions The concert ended and the crowd disassembled.
NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈsɛmbl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disassemble
he / she / it disassembles
past simple disassembled
-ing form disassembling