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disequilibrate

[ dis-i-kwil-uh-breyt, dis-ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt ]
/ 藢d瑟s 瑟藞kw瑟l 蓹藢bre瑟t, d瑟s藢i kw蓹藞la瑟 bre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), dis路e路quil路i路brat路ed, dis路e路quil路i路brat路ing.
to put out of equilibrium; unbalance: A period of high inflation could disequilibrate the monetary system.
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Origin of disequilibrate

First recorded in 1895鈥1900; dis-1 + equilibrate

OTHER WORDS FROM disequilibrate

dis路e路quil路i路bra路tion, noun
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How to use disequilibrate in a sentence

  • The incident served to disequilibrate, as one might say, the two discussions on Wilmot and Abyssinia.

    Jaffery|William J. Locke
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