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disunite

[dis-yoo-nahyt] /ˌdɪs yuˈnaɪt/
verb (used with object), disunited, disuniting.
1.
to sever the union of; separate; disjoin.
2.
to set at variance; alienate:
The issue disunited the party members.
verb (used without object), disunited, disuniting.
3.
to part; fall apart.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; dis-1 + unite
Related forms
disuniter, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dis-unite

disunite

/ˌdɪsjʊˈnaɪt/
verb
1.
to separate or become separate; disrupt
2.
(transitive) to set at variance; estrange
Derived Forms
disunion, noun
disuniter, noun
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Word Origin and History for dis-unite

disunite

v.

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

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