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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Disprove \Dis*prove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disproved}; p. pr. &
     vb. n. {Disproving}.] [Pref. dis- + prove: cf. OF.
     1. To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.
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              That false supposition I advanced in order to
              disprove it.                          --Atterbury.
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     2. To disallow; to disapprove of. [Obs.] --Stirling.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "disproved":
     belied, confounded, confuted, deflated, denied, discarded,
     discredited, dismissed, disputed, exploded, exposed, impugned,
     invalidated, negated, negatived, overthrown, overturned, punctured,
     refuted, rejected, shown up, upset

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