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disprove

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verb dis·prove \(ˌ)dis-ˈprüv\

Simple Definition of disprove

  • : to show that (something) is false or wrong

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disprove

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to prove to be false or wrong :  refute <disprove a theory>

disprovable play \-ˈprü-və-bəl\ adjective

Examples of disprove in a sentence

  1. <Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe disproved any lingering notions that the earth is flat.>



Origin of disprove

Middle English, from Anglo-French desprover, from des- dis- + prover to prove


First Known Use: 14th century


DISPROVE Defined for Kids

disprove

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verb dis·prove \dis-ˈprüv\

Definition of disprove for Students

disproveddisproving

  1. :  to show to be false or wrong <Scientists disproved the theory.>





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