disconfirm

[ dis-kuhn-furm ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to prove to be invalid.

Origin of disconfirm

1
First recorded in 1935–40; dis-1 + confirm

Other words from disconfirm

  • dis·con·fir·ma·tion [dis-kon-fer-mey-shuhn, dis-kon-], /dɪsˌkɒn fərˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs kɒn-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disconfirm

disconfirm

/ (ˌdɪskənˈfɜːm) /


verb
  1. (tr) (of a fact or argument) to suggest that a hypothesis is wrong or ill-formulated

Derived forms of disconfirm

  • disconfirmation, noun

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