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disconfirm

[ dis-kuhn-furm ]
/ ˌdɪs kənˈfɜrm /
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verb (used with object)
to prove to be invalid.
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Origin of disconfirm

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
(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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