disinvent

dis·in·vent

 (dĭs′ĭn-vĕnt′)
tr.v. dis·in·vent·ed, dis·in·vent·ing, dis·in·vents
To rescind the invention or existence of: "The atomic bomb ... cannot be disinvented" (Patrick J. Buchanan).

dis′in·ven′tion n.

disinvent

(ˌdɪsɪnˈvɛnt)
vb
to undo the invention or existence of
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Revolution state would be like trying to disinvent the wheel.
Taubman, supra note 3, at 288 (quoting former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft saying "to me, the basic problem is that you cannot disinvent nuclear weapons"); see also Perkovich & Acton, supra note 8, at 11 (arguing that many technologies cannot be un-invented, but have nevertheless been effectively prohibited); Mack, supra note 102, at 208; NWC, supra note 2, at 140-41 (arguing that even if the knowledge about how to construct a nuclear weapon cannot be eradicated, the necessary infrastructure can be controlled).
To disinvent the Picts as a people might be scientific or even logical, but it is not liberating: it condemns them to a new and deeper kind of oblivion.
Filliou and Brecht urged artists to do something else: not to invent, but to disinvent.
One cannot disinvent nuclear weapons any more than one can disinvent the longbow.
He said, ``When a new idea is added to the canon of television genres, it comes in and you can't disinvent it.
The Siberians' survival as a nation, despite Communist rule and immigration, demonstrates 'how hard it is to disinvent nationalities'.
So, on the macro scale, why do we seem to spend so much of our time trying to disinvent, rather than integrate, the one thing that enables us to do this?
I began to admit that I had been drawn out of my house by a wish to disinvent myself as patriarchal female, to give myself back to the nature that was in me, grow profusely, overstep my bounds, step out of the confined plot to which I had been assigned, and finally admit, in the most radical possible way, that I as a woman did not exist" (Reinventing Eve 15).
Some have argued that we can never disinvent nuclear weapons and thus will have to live with them as long as civilization exists.
If you could disinvent something, what would it be?