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disprove


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disprove  \Dis*prove"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disproved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disproving}.]  [Pref.  dis-  +  prove:  cf  OF 
  desprover.] 
  1.  To  prove  to  be  false  or  erroneous;  to  confute;  to  refute. 
 
  That  false  supposition  I  advanced  in  order  to 
  disprove  it  --Atterbury. 
 
  2.  To  disallow;  to  disapprove  of  [Obs.]  --Stirling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disprove 
  v  1:  prove  to  be  false  or  wrong  [syn:  {confute}]  [ant:  {prove}] 
  2:  overthrow  by  argument,  evidence,  or  proof;  "The  speaker 
  refuted  his  opponent's  arguments"  [syn:  {refute},  {rebut}] 




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