disorganize

disorganize

[dis-awr-guh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), disorganized, disorganizing.
to destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of; throw into confusion or disorder.
Also, especially British, disorganise.


Origin:
1785–95; < French désorganiser, equivalent to dés- dis-1 + organiser to organize

disorganizer, noun
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disorganize or disorganise (dɪsˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to disrupt or destroy the arrangement, system, or unity of
 
disorganise or disorganise
 
vb
 
disorgani'zation or disorganise
 
n
 
disorgani'sation or disorganise
 
n
 
dis'organizer or disorganise
 
n
 
dis'organiser or disorganise
 
n

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disorganize
1793, from Fr. désorganiser, from dés- "not" (see dis-) + organiser "organize" (see organize). This word and related forms introduced in English in reference to the French Revolution. Related: Disorganized.
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