from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cause (someone) to lose employment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To throw out of employment; relieve or dismiss from business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To throw out of employment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To deprive of employment.


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From dis- + employ


  • Let's all watch the GOP disemploy yet another black man.

    Sam Greenfield: Ten Folks I Avoid

  • The reduced spending from the transfer payers, in turn, will disemploy people who had heretofore been supplying those people with goods and services that now are not being purchased.


  • As profit margins are often razor thing, you can see how this can not ONLY disemploy workers but also cause many businesses to become less profitable, or to stop being profitable at all.

    New Illustration of the Folly of the Minimum Wage, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Our families remain poor and we remain powerless in the educational and political institutions which employ and disemploy us.

    Melt That Pot

  • The Republicans will not vote to disemploy the thousands or millions of new bureaucrats who will be immediately hired and all future elections will be fought on who can run Health Care more efficiently or can put which special groups at the head of the medical careline.

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