disrupt

[dis-ruhpt]
verb (used with object)
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.
adjective
4.
broken apart; disrupted.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin disruptus (variant of dīruptus, past participle of dīrumpere; dī- di-2 + rumpere to break), equivalent to dis- dis-1 + rup- break + -tus past participle suffix

disrupter, disruptor, noun
nondisrupting, adjective
nondisruptingly, adverb
predisrupt, verb (used with object)
undisrupted, adjective
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disrupt (dɪsˈrʌpt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to throw into turmoil or disorder
2.  (tr) to interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc)
3.  to break or split (something) apart
 
[C17: from Latin disruptus burst asunder, from dīrumpere to dash to pieces, from dis-1 + rumpere to burst]
 
dis'rupter
 
n
 
dis'ruptor
 
n
 
dis'ruption
 
n

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disrupt
1650s, but rare before c.1820, from L. disrupt-, pp. stem of disrumpere (see disruption). Related: Disrupted; disrupting.
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Example sentences
But they still suffer from disrupted sleep, interrupted feeding and the
  energetic costs of flight and resettlement.
Traditional migration routes for animals such as elephants are disrupted in
  congested areas.
Long-distance migrations are being disrupted all over the world, mainly due to
  explosive human population growth.
Land clearing for food production has disrupted large parts of the country's
  ecological balance.
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