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.

With distress.
1. To cause worry and anxiety.
2. To give severe pain or oppressing with affliction.
3. The seizing of someone's movable property either in lieu of payment of a debt or in order to force the person to pay.
4. To make someone extremely upset, anxious, or alarmed.
1. Unpleasantly severe strain resulting from exhaustion or an accident.
2. A reference to an acute physical discomfort.
3. Characterized by a condition of being in need of immediate assistance.
distribute (verb), distributes; distributed; distributing

To distribute money is to allot it in different directions.

distributer (s) (noun), distributers (pl)
distribution (s) (noun), distributions (pl)
distributive (adjective), more distributive, most distributive
distributively (adverb), more distributively, most distributively
1. A condition in which two hairs grow from a single follicle.
2. Growth of two hairs in a single follicle.
1. An area of a town or country, especially one with a distinguishing feature or one that is an administrative division.
2. A portion of territory specially set off or defined; such as, for judicial, political, educational, or other purposes.
3. One of the territorial areas into which an entire state or country, county, municipality, or other political subdivision is divided; for judicial, political, electoral, or administrative purposes.

Properly, a limited extent of a country; a circuit within which power, right, or authority may be exercised, and to which it is restrained.

A word applicable to any portion of land or country, or to any part of a city or town, which is defined by law or agreement. A governor, a prefect, or a judge may have his district.

Some of the states are divided into districts for the choice of senators, representatives, or electors. Cities and towns are divided into districts for various purposes; such as, for schools, revenue collections, etc.

1. Splitting of hairs at their ends.
2. The splitting of hairs at their distal ends.
disturb (verb), disturbs; disturbed; disturbing
1. To interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; to unsettle.
2. To interfere with; to interrupt; to hinder: "She didn't want anyone to disturb her while she was working on her book."
3. To interfere with the arrangement, order, or harmony of; to disarrange.
4. To perplex; to trouble: to be disturbed by strange behavior.
5. To cause a disturbance to someone's sleep, rest, etc.: "We saw the sign on the door: 'Do not disturb'."
disturbance (s) (noun), disturbances (pl)
1. The act of disturbing.
2. The state of being disturbed; a commotion.
3. Something that disturbs.
4. An outbreak of disorder; a breach of public peace.
5. In meteorology: any cyclonic storm or low-pressure area, usually a small one.
6. In geology: a crustal movement of moderate intensity, somewhat restricted in area.
7. An electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication.
8. In archeology: the changing or altering of an archeological context by the effect(s) of an unrelated activity at a later time.

Examples include dam building, farming, and heavy construction; as well as, noncultural activities such as freeze-thaw cycles, landslides, and simple erosion. "Disturbance" is also the nonscientific removal of an artifact from its archaeological context.

disturbedly (adverb)
Disquieted; agitated; having the settled state, order, or position which is disturbed.
disturber (s) (noun), disturbers (pl)
1. A trouble maker who disquiets or interferes with peace and quiet.
2. Someone who causes disorders and commotions.
3. One who disturbs or disquiets; a violator of peace; one who causes tumults or disorders.
4. A person or something which excites passion or agitation.
5. Someone or anything that causes perturbation.