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Actions and activities Prefixes de- and dis- English

deactivate
decode

decolonise ____________________ = be different from one another

decompress ____________________ = become disconnected


defrost
____________________ = become invisible or unnoticeable
destabilise
____________________ = become or make unstable
disable
____________________ = convert into ordinary language, intelligible form
disagree
disappear ____________________ = decrease the pressure of, become less tense

disarm ____________________ = destroy micro-organisms or pathogens by cleansing

disbelieve ____________________ = grant independence to a former part of the empire

disconnect ____________________ = have or feel a distaste for, to hate


discontinue
____________________ = make inactive
disinfect
____________________ = make or become free of ice
disjoin
____________________ = to fail to give pleasure to somebody
dislike
displease ____________________ = make unable to perform a certain action

disqualify ____________________ = make unfit or unsuitable, declare unfit

dissatisfy ____________________ = put an end to a state or an activity

distrust ____________________ = regard with suspicion, suspect to be false

____________________ = reject as false; refuse to accept

____________________ = take away the weapons from

____________________ = to break the supply of electricity, gas, water

____________________ = to disappoint somebody by what you say or do

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