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Meaning of DISPROVE

Pronunciation:  dis'proov

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"

DISPROVE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: confute
 Antonyms: demonstrate, establish, prove, shew, show
 See Also: contradict, controvert, explode, falsify, negate, rebut, refute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*prove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disproved}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Disproving}.] [Pref. dis- + prove: cf. OF.
1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

         That false supposition I advanced in order to
         disprove it.                          --Atterbury.

2. To disallow; to disapprove of. [Obs.] --Stirling.

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