transitive verb-·proved′, -·proved′ or -·prov′en, -·prov′ing
Origin of disproveMiddle English disproven from Old French desprover: see dis- and 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.