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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I think mobile phones are a bit like nuclear weapons or other military technology - we can't disinvent them and go back to former peaceful times before their existence.
(104) In light of the Court's previous approval of the Texas statute, Justice White maintained, the argument that psychiatrists should be prohibited from offering their opinions about an offender's likely future dangerousness "is somewhat like asking us to disinvent the wheel." (105)
Revolution state would be like trying to disinvent the wheel.
Modern philosophy, or 'modernism', is said to be responsible for the dualistic, humanistic 'constitution' which is a barrier to political ecology; (4) it is a tradition Latour aims avowedly to 'disinvent' (PN 193).
The idea was simply that the Cedille should be a place for things a traditional gallery would have difficulty selling and that contributors should follow one general guideline: "Whatever you do, do something else." Filliou and Brecht urged artists to do something else: not to invent, but to disinvent. They asked their friends to submit to anthologies of jokes or misunderstandings.
Yet, taken as a whole, while insisting on the educational rights, abilities, and contributions of HSI students, the collection serves to "disinvent" comfortable, disabling myths about the homogeneity of HSI students, their language(s), the academy, HSI's, and about any uniformly appropriate pedagogy for HSI's and HSI students.
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.
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.