- Word History, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||disrupted, disrupting, disrupts
||to disturb or cause confusion in.
A wasp disrupted class.
- similar words:
||to interrupt or break off.
The storm disrupted our telephone service.
||break, distract, heckle, sabotage, tear
||disrupter (disruptor) (n.)
comes from disruptus
, a Latin word that means "break apart or split." In Latin, there is a root (or word part), rupt
, which means "break." The English words erupt
, which means "to break out or burst," and rupture
, which means "to break open," also contain this root.
The word disrupt
contains the following parts:
that means not; apart; reverse, negate
More about this word part:
The prefix dis-
occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent
, but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten
) and nouns (disbelief
has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis-
assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif-
- de-, un-
that means to break, burst