disrupter

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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