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dis·turb

disturb

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stuhrb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disturbs, disturbing, disturbed
definition 1: to interrupt, especially by making noise.
The party next door disturbed our sleep.
synonyms:
interrupt, trouble
similar words:
inconvenience, jar, violate
definition 2: to upset or put in disorder.
The wind disturbed the surface of the pond.The cat disturbed my papers.
synonyms:
disorder, upset
antonyms:
organize
similar words:
agitate, jar, ruffle, shake
definition 3: to make nervous or uneasy; to trouble.
It disturbed him to see his mother lying in the hospital.
synonyms:
bother, trouble
similar words:
agitate, dismay, disorder, distract, jangle, jar, ruffle, shake, upset, worry
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The word disturb contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
turb Latin root that means confusion
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