dis·con·firm | \ˌdis-kən-ˈfərm \

Definition of disconfirm 

transitive verb

: to deny or refute the validity of

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disconfirmation \-ˌkän-fər-ˈmā-shən \ noun

Examples of disconfirm in a Sentence

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

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Alas, no amount of disconfirming evidence can shake the consummate centrist Democrat’s belief in his worldview. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "The Case For Centrist ‘Triangulation’ In the Trump Era Is Hilariously Weak," 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of disconfirm

1936, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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