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Definition of "disassemble" [dis•as•sem•ble]

  • To take apart: disassemble a toaster. (verb-transitive)
  • To come apart: The unit disassembles easily. (verb-intransitive)
  • To break up in random fashion: The spectators began to disassemble. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disassemble" in a sentence
  • "And also there was comment and mention made about the number of arrests when some protestors were asked to "disassemble," and apparently did not do so upon command, and felt that their Constitutional rights were more "lawful" than an "unlawful" order by the federal police protecting the foreigners who called this meeting to begin with."
  • "The culmination of this madness is the spread of a virus contracted on the surface of Mars that causes those infected with it to "disassemble," a deus ex machina akin to"
  • "An amazing demographic shift began with a plant to 'disassemble' hogs"