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disequilibrate

[ dis-i-kwil-uh-breyt, dis-ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˈkwɪl əˌbreɪt, dɪsˌi kwəˈlaɪ breɪt /
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verb (used with object), dis·e·quil·i·brat·ed, dis·e·quil·i·brat·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 1895–1900; dis-1 + equilibrate

OTHER WORDS FROM disequilibrate

dis·e·quil·i·bra·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for disequilibrate

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

    Jaffery|William J. Locke
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