Etymology
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disrupt (v.)

"break or burst asunder, separate forcibly." 1650s, but rare before c. 1820, from Latin disruptus, past participle of disrumpere "break apart, split, shatter, break to pieces," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + rumpere "to break," from PIE root *runp- "to break" (see corrupt (adj.)). Or perhaps a back-formation from disruption. Earlier was disrump (1580s). Related: Disrupted; disrupting.

updated on September 01, 2018

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Definitions of disrupt from WordNet

disrupt (v.)
make a break in;
Synonyms: interrupt / break up / cut off
disrupt (v.)
throw into disorder;
This event disrupted the orderly process
disrupt (v.)
interfere in someone else's activity;
Synonyms: interrupt
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