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.
Rather than trying to create a tabula rasa from which modernity has been erased, as Latour's political ecology attempts, we should reopen the debates launched within the modern tradition, specifically by the early German Romantics, the Naturphilosophen and their critics (particularly those concerning human subject and natural object) and deepen rather than disinvent them.
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.
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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.
However, even if I am wrong on the history and the naive notion of class or set did not evolve but was invented, I want to maintain that that invention was borne out of necessity and we cannot now disinvent the naive notion any more than we can disinvent nuclear weapons; the reason being, I will try to establish below, that discussion of the interpretation of set theory, even by those who reject the naive theory, inevitably invokes the naive notion.
If you could disinvent something, what would it be?