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disject

[ dis-jekt ]
/ dɪsˈdʒɛkt /
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verb (used with object)

to scatter; disperse.

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Origin of disject

1575–85; <Latin disjectus, past participle of disicere, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + -icere (combining form of jacere to throw); see jet1

OTHER WORDS FROM disject

dis·jec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disject

disject
/ (dɪsˈdʒɛkt) /

verb

(tr) to break apart; scatter

Word Origin for disject

C16: from Latin disjectus, from disjicere to scatter, from dis- 1 + jacere to throw
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