Dis*man"tle (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismantled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dismantling (?).] [F. d'emanteler, OF. desmanteler; pref: des- (L. dis-) + manteler to cover with a cloak, defend, fr. mantel, F. manteau, cloak. See Mantle.]

1.

To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.

2.

To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship.

A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to keep out the rain. Macaulay.

3.

To disable; to render useless.

Comber.

Syn. -- To demosh; raze. See Demolsh.

 

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