Origin of disproveMiddle English disproven ; from Old French desprover: see dis- and amp; prove
transitive verbdis·proved, dis·prov·ing, dis·proves
Origin of disproveMiddle English disproven, from Old French desprover : des-, dis- + prover, to prove; see prove.
(third-person singular simple present disproves, present participle disproving, simple past disproved, past participle disproved or disproven)
- The past participle disproven is often proscribed in favor of disproved, unlike proven, which is not proscribed.
Middle English, from Old French desprover, from des- + prover.