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disassemble (v.)

1610s, "to disperse," from see dis- + assemble. It seems to have become obsolete by 19c., and the main modern meaning "to take apart" (with intention to allow for re-assembly) is by 1893, probably a separate formation. Related: Disassembled; disassembling; disassembly.

updated on September 12, 2018

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Definitions of disassemble from WordNet

disassemble (v.)
take apart into its constituent pieces;
Synonyms: dismantle / take apart / break up / break apart
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