Definition of disinvent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdisinˈvent/


[with object]
Undo the invention of (something): you can’t disinvent nuclear power
More example sentences
  • There is no way that what has been invented can be disinvented.
  • The Siberians' survival as a nation, despite Communist rule and immigration, demonstrates ‘how hard it is to disinvent nationalities’.
  • Some argue that this is a fantasy because nuclear weapons, and chemical and biological weapons, cannot be disinvented.

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Syllabification: dis·in·vent

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