disunite

[dis-yoo-nahyt]

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 formsdis·u·nit·er, noun
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disunite

verb

to separate or become separate; disrupt
(tr) to set at variance; estrange
Derived Formsdisunion, noundisuniter, noun
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Word Origin and History for disunite
v.

1560s (implied in disunited); see dis- + unite. Related: Disuniting.

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