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ἀνασκευ-άζω, pack up the baggage (τὰ σκεύη), and so, carry away, remove, τὴν ἀγορὰν εἴσω X.An.6.2.8, etc.; ἀ. τοὺς Ἀθηναίους ἐκ θαλάττης divert them from naval enterprise, Philostr.VS1.17.3, cf.1.25.7:—
in Med., break up camp, march away, Th.1.18; κατεσκευάζετο καὶ πάλιν ἀ. X.Cyr.8.5.2, etc.

2. dismantle a place, Th.4.116:—
in Med., dismantle one's house or city, Id.1.18.

3. waste, ravage, X.Cyr.6.2.25 (Pass.); ἀ. τὰς συνθήκας break them, Plb.9.31.6:—
in Med., τάφον Plu.2.578f.

4. Pass., to be bankrupt, τῆς τραπέζης ἀνασκευασθείσης D.33.9, cf. 49.68; οἱ ἀνεσκευασμένοι τῶν τραπεζιτῶν broken bankers, ibid.: metaph., ἀνεσκευάσμεθα E.El.602.

5. of logicians, demolish opponent's arguments, definitions, etc., opp. κατασκευάζειν, Arist.APr.43a2, cf. Rh.1401b4, Str.1.2.18, Polystr. p.24 W.

6. reverse a decision or judgement, Vett. Val.283.23 (Pass.): metaph., ἀ. ψυχάς disturb, opp. οἰκοδομέω, Act.Ap.15.24, cf.9.31.

7. Medic., remove, νόσον Sor.2.8.

II. build again, remodel, Str.16.1.5:—
also in Med., build, οἴκους J.BJ6.5.2.