disimprove

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ improve

VerbEdit

disimprove ‎(third-person singular simple present disimproves, present participle disimproving, simple past and past participle disimproved)

  1. (transitive, rare) to make worse
    • Jeremy Taylor
      To which may be added this advantage, that the services of churchmen are rewardable upon the church's stock: no need to disimprove the royal banks to pay thanks to bishops.
  2. (intransitive, rare) to deteriorate

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