disturb vs interrupt what difference

what is difference between disturb and interrupt

English

Etymology

From Middle English destourben, from Anglo-Norman distourber and Old French destorber, from Latin disturbare, intensifying for turbare (to throw into disorder), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)twerH-, *(s)turH- (to rotate, swirl, twirl, move around).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈtɜːb/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(r)b

Verb

disturb (third-person singular simple present disturbs, present participle disturbing, simple past and past participle disturbed)

  1. (transitive) to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
  2. (transitive) to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
  3. (intransitive) to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.

Derived terms

  • disturbance

Translations

Noun

disturb

  1. (obsolete) disturbance


English

Alternative forms

  • interrumpt (archaic), interroupt (rare), interrout (obsolete)

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin interruptus, from interrumpere (to break apart, break to pieces, break off, interrupt), from inter (between) + rumpere (to break).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪntəˈɹʌpt/ (verb)
  • (verb)
  • Rhymes: -ʌpt (verb)
  • IPA(key): /ˈɪntəˌɹʌpt/ (noun)
  • Hyphenation: in‧ter‧rupt

Verb

interrupt (third-person singular simple present interrupts, present participle interrupting, simple past and past participle interrupted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To disturb or halt (an ongoing process or action, or the person performing it) by interfering suddenly.
  2. (transitive) To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of.
  3. (transitive, computing) To assert to (a computer) that an exceptional condition must be handled.

Antonyms

  • continue
  • resume

Related terms

  • interruptee
  • interrupter
  • interruption
  • abrupt
  • corrupt
  • disrupt

Translations

Noun

interrupt (plural interrupts)

  1. (computing, electronics) An event that causes a computer or other device to temporarily cease what it was doing and attend to a condition.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

  • interrupt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • interrupt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • interrupt at OneLook Dictionary Search

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