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disrupt

dis·rupt

disrupt

 
 
pronunciation:
dihs ruhpt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disrupted, disrupting, disrupts
definition 1: to disturb or cause confusion in.
A wasp disrupted class.
similar words:
violate
definition 2: to interrupt or break off.
The storm disrupted our telephone service.
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derivation: disrupter (disruptor) (n.)
Word History
Disrupt 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.
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