disconfirm


dis·con·firm

verb \ˌdis-kən-ˈfərm\

Definition of DISCONFIRM

transitive verb
:  to deny or refute the validity of
dis·con·fir·ma·tion \-ˌkän-fər-ˈmā-shən\ noun

Examples of DISCONFIRM

  1. <later updates on the news story disconfirmed many details of the initial report>
  2. <contends that we will never be able to confirm or disconfirm the existence of God>

First Known Use of DISCONFIRM

1936

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