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 for dismantle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dismantle \Dis*man"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dismantled; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Dismantling.] [F. d['e]manteler, 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.
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     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.
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              A dismantled house, without windows or shutters to
              keep out the rain.                    --Macaulay.
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     3. To disable; to render useless. --Comber.
  
     Syn: To demo?sh; raze. See Demol?sh.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dismantle
      v 1: tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building
           was levelled" [syn: level, raze, rase, dismantle,
           tear down, take down, pull down] [ant: erect, put
           up, raise, rear, set up]
      2: take apart into its constituent pieces [syn: disassemble,
         dismantle, take apart, break up, break apart] [ant:
         assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack
         together]
      3: take off or remove; "strip a wall of its wallpaper" [syn:
         strip, dismantle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "dismantle":
     annihilate, atomize, bankrupt, bare, break to pieces, cleave,
     decimate, demolish, denudate, denude, deprive, disarray,
     disassemble, disintegrate, dismember, dismount, disrobe, divest,
     do a strip-tease, fragment, lift, make mincemeat of,
     pick to pieces, pull in pieces, pull to pieces, pulverize, raze,
     recall, reduce to rubble, rend, repeal, rescind, reverse, ruin,
     shatter, smash, split, strip, sunder, take apart, take down,
     tear apart, tear down, tear to pieces, tear to shreds,
     tear to tatters, total, unarray, unbuild, uncase, unclothe, undo,
     undrape, undress, unmake, wrack, wrack up, wreck
  
  

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