disprove

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English disproven, dispreven, from Old French desprover, from des- + prover.

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  • enPR: dĭs-pro͞ovʹ IPA(key): /dɪsˈpɹuːv/
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  • Rhymes: -uːv

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disprove (third-person singular simple present disproves, present participle disproving, simple past disproved, past participle disproved or disproven)

  1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.

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