[ dis-yoo-nahyt ]
/ ˌdɪs yuˈnaɪt /

verb (used with object), dis·u·nit·ed, dis·u·nit·ing.

to sever the union of; separate; disjoin.
to set at variance; alienate: The issue disunited the party members.

verb (used without object), dis·u·nit·ed, dis·u·nit·ing.

to part; fall apart.

Origin of disunite

First recorded in 1550–60; dis-1 + unite1

Related forms

dis·u·nit·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disunite


/ (ˌdɪsjʊˈnaɪt) /


to separate or become separate; disrupt
(tr) to set at variance; estrange

Derived Forms

disunion, noundisuniter, noun
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