Etymology
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deconstruct (v.)

"undo the construction of, take to pieces," 1973, a back-formation from deconstruction (q.v.). Related: Deconstructed; deconstructing.

updated on July 07, 2018

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Definitions of deconstruct from WordNet

deconstruct (v.)
interpret (a text or an artwork) by the method of deconstructing;
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