- Word History, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||disrupted, disrupting, disrupts
||to disturb or cause confusion in.
A wasp disrupted class.
||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.