AskDefine | Define disassemble

Dictionary Definition

disassemble v : take apart into its constituent pieces [syn: dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart] [ant: assemble]

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dis- + assemble


  1. To take to pieces; to reverse the process of assembly.
    To perform the repair it was necessary to disassemble most of the mechanism.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

atomize, break to pieces, cleave, demolish, disintegrate, dismantle, dismember, dismount, fragment, make mincemeat of, pick to pieces, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulverize, reduce to rubble, rend, shatter, smash, split, sunder, take apart, take down, tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds, tear to tatters, total, unbuild, undo, unmake, wrack up, wreck
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