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disserve

[ dis-surv ]
/ dɪsˈsɜrv /
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verb (used with object), dis·served, dis·serv·ing.
to be a disservice to; serve harmfully or injuriously.
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Origin of disserve

First recorded in 1610–20; dis-1 + serve

OTHER WORDS FROM disserve

self-dis·serv·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for disserve

disserve
/ (dɪsˈsɜːv) /

verb
(tr) archaic to do a disservice to
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