disequilibrate

[ dis-i-kwil-uh-breyt, dis-ee-kwuh-lahy-breyt ]
/ ˌdɪs ɪˈkwɪl əˌbreɪt, dɪsˌi kwəˈlaɪ breɪt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. disentitle,
  2. disentomb,
  3. disentrance,
  4. disentwine,
  5. disepalous,
  6. disequilibrium,
  7. disestablish,
  8. disestablishmentarian,
  9. disesteem,
  10. diseur

Origin of disequilibrate

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

Related formsdis·e·quil·i·bra·tion, noun

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