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dis·man·tle

dismantle

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs maen tl
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dismantles, dismantling, dismantled
definition: to tear down; take apart.
They dismantled the circus tent in under two hours.
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antonyms:
assemble, build, erect, set up
derivations: dismantlement (n.), dismantler (n.)
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The word dismantle contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-