dis-, di-, dif-
(Latin: separation, apart, asunder; removal, away, from; negation, deprivation, undoing, reversal, utterly, completely; in different directions)
The meaning of dis- varies with different words; dif-, assimilated form of dis- before f; di-, form of dis- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and v.
2. Spraying aircraft for insects, a procedure called disinsection.
3. Freeing any area from insects.
Some countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, and the South Pacific require the spraying of aircraft passenger compartments with insecticide while passengers are present. This is done to prevent the importation of insects; such as, mosquitos.
Disinsection procedures have been determined to be safe by the World Health Organization (WHO); however, they may aggravate allergies for some passengers.
2. To separate or break off as particles or fragments from the whole mass or body: "The workers were disintegrating the big stones that were blocking the construction of the new highway and then they were using the disintegrated material for the
2. To bring to public notice; to disclose: Janice was able to disinter an ancient document about Julius Caesar that has been missing from public knowledge for centuries.
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Despite critical disapproval, disinterested has come to be widely used by many educated writers to mean "uninterested" or "having lost interest".2. Etymology: from Latin dis-, "not, without" + interested, "it matters"; frominteresse, literally, "to be in the middle", from esse, "to be".
2. To disconnect parts, things, or ideas, or to become disconnected.
3. To separate or to disconnect, or to become separated or disconnected.
2. To force or to move something out of its usual position, or be moved out of the usual position.
3. To destroy the unity or coherence of something.
4. To cease or to break an association with someone or something: "He is disjointing himself from the organization because he realizes that it is advocating illegal procedures."
5. To disarticulate or to separate bones from their natural positions in a joint.
2. Consecutive musical notes that are separated by an interval of a second.
3. Having deep constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen; as with insects.