Meaning of DISRUPT in English


— disrupter, disruptor , n.

/dis rupt"/ , v.t.

1. to cause disorder or turmoil in: The news disrupted their conference.

2. to destroy, usually temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of; interrupt: Telephone service was disrupted for hours.

3. to break apart: to disrupt a connection.


4. broken apart; disrupted.

[ 1650-60; disruptus (var. of DIRUPTUS, ptp. of dirumpere; di- DI- 2 + rumpere to break), equiv. to dis- DIS- 1 + rup- break + -tus ptp. suffix ]

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