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[dis-i-kwil-uh-breyt, dis-ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt] /ˌdɪs ɪˈkwɪl əˌbreɪt, dɪsˌi kwəˈlaɪ breɪt/
verb (used with object), disequilibrated, disequilibrating.
to put out of equilibrium; unbalance:
A period of high inflation could disequilibrate the monetary system.
Origin of disequilibrate
First recorded in 1895-1900; dis-1 + equilibrate
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disequilibration, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The incident served to disequilibrate, as one might say, the two discussions on Wilmot and Abyssinia.

    Jaffery William J. Locke

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