disprove

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verb dis·prove \(ˌ)dis-ˈprüv\

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 and Etymology of disprove

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


First Known Use: 14th century


DISPROVE Defined for English Language Learners

disprove

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verb dis·prove \(ˌ)dis-ˈprüv\

Definition of disprove for English Language Learners

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


DISPROVE Defined for Kids

disprove

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verb dis·prove \dis-ˈprüv\

Definition of disprove for Students

disproved

disproving

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



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