[dis-ruhp-tiv] /dɪsˈrʌp tɪv/

causing, tending to cause, or caused by ; :
the disruptive effect of their rioting.

involving, causing, or tending to cause disruption

1862 (in electricity sense from 1842); see disrupt + -ive. Related: Disruptively; disruptiveness.


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