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. 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.
2. A reference to an acute physical discomfort.
3. Characterized by a condition of being in need of immediate assistance.
To distribute money is to allot it in different directions.
2. Growth of two hairs in a single follicle.
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.
2. The splitting of hairs at their distal ends.
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'."
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.
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.