Disaccustom
Disaccustom Dis`ac*cus"tom, v. t. [Cf. F. d['e]saccoutumer.] To destroy the force of habit in; to wean from a custom. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • disaccustom — index forswear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • disaccustom — late 15c., from O.Fr. desacostumer render unfamiliar (Mod.Fr. désaccoutumer), from des (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + acostumer (see ACCUSTOM (Cf. accustom)). Related: Disaccustomed …   Etymology dictionary

  • disaccustom — [dis΄ə kus′təm, dis′ə kus′təm] vt. [OFr desacostumer: see DIS & ACCUSTOM] to cause to be no longer accustomed (to something); rid of a habit …   English World dictionary

  • disaccustom — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French desaccoustumer, from Old French desacostumer, from des dis + acostomer to accustom Date: 1530 to free from a habit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disaccustom — /dis euh kus teuhm/, v.t. to cause to lose a habit: In the country I was quickly disaccustomed of sleeping late. [1475 85; < AF desacustumer; MF, OF. See DIS 1, ACCUSTOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • disaccustom — verb to cause (someone) to break a habit or become unaccustomed to something that they are previously accustomed to …   Wiktionary

  • disaccustom — dis·accustom …   English syllables

  • disaccustom — dis•ac•cus•tom [[t]ˌdɪs əˈkʌs təm[/t]] v. t. to free of a habit • Etymology: 1475–85; < AF desacustumer; MF, OF. See dis I, accustom …   From formal English to slang

  • disaccustom — /dɪsəˈkʌstəm/ (say disuh kustuhm) verb (t) to cause to lose a habit …   Australian English dictionary

  • disaccustom — |dis+ transitive verb Etymology: Middle French desaccoustumer, from Old French desacostumer, from des dis (I) + acostumer to accustom more at accustom 1. archaic : to abandon as a custom 2. : to free from …   Useful english dictionary

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