[ dis-proof ]
/ dɪsˈpruf /


the act of disproving.
proof to the contrary; refutation.


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Origin of disproof

First recorded in 1525–35; dis-1 + proof
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British Dictionary definitions for disproof

/ (dɪsˈpruːf) /


facts that disprove something
the act of disproving
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