disconfirm


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disconfirm

(ˌdɪskənˈfɜːm)
vb
(tr) (of a fact or argument) to suggest that a hypothesis is wrong or ill-formulated
ˌdisconfirˈmation n

dis•con•firm

(ˌdɪs kənˈfɜrm)

v.t.
to prove to be invalid.
[1935–40]

disconfirm


Past participle: disconfirmed
Gerund: disconfirming

Imperative
disconfirm
disconfirm
Present
I disconfirm
you disconfirm
he/she/it disconfirms
we disconfirm
you disconfirm
they disconfirm
Preterite
I disconfirmed
you disconfirmed
he/she/it disconfirmed
we disconfirmed
you disconfirmed
they disconfirmed
Present Continuous
I am disconfirming
you are disconfirming
he/she/it is disconfirming
we are disconfirming
you are disconfirming
they are disconfirming
Present Perfect
I have disconfirmed
you have disconfirmed
he/she/it has disconfirmed
we have disconfirmed
you have disconfirmed
they have disconfirmed
Past Continuous
I was disconfirming
you were disconfirming
he/she/it was disconfirming
we were disconfirming
you were disconfirming
they were disconfirming
Past Perfect
I had disconfirmed
you had disconfirmed
he/she/it had disconfirmed
we had disconfirmed
you had disconfirmed
they had disconfirmed
Future
I will disconfirm
you will disconfirm
he/she/it will disconfirm
we will disconfirm
you will disconfirm
they will disconfirm
Future Perfect
I will have disconfirmed
you will have disconfirmed
he/she/it will have disconfirmed
we will have disconfirmed
you will have disconfirmed
they will have disconfirmed
Future Continuous
I will be disconfirming
you will be disconfirming
he/she/it will be disconfirming
we will be disconfirming
you will be disconfirming
they will be disconfirming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disconfirming
you have been disconfirming
he/she/it has been disconfirming
we have been disconfirming
you have been disconfirming
they have been disconfirming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disconfirming
you will have been disconfirming
he/she/it will have been disconfirming
we will have been disconfirming
you will have been disconfirming
they will have been disconfirming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disconfirming
you had been disconfirming
he/she/it had been disconfirming
we had been disconfirming
you had been disconfirming
they had been disconfirming
Conditional
I would disconfirm
you would disconfirm
he/she/it would disconfirm
we would disconfirm
you would disconfirm
they would disconfirm
Past Conditional
I would have disconfirmed
you would have disconfirmed
he/she/it would have disconfirmed
we would have disconfirmed
you would have disconfirmed
they would have disconfirmed
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