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Meaning of DERANGE

Pronunciation:  di'reynj

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt"
  2. [v]  derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane
 

DERANGE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: perturb, throw out of kilter, unbalance
 
 See Also: craze, disarray, disorder, madden

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*range"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deranged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Deranging}.] [F. d['e]ranger; pref. d['e]- = d['e]s-
(L. dis) + ranger to range. See {Range}, and cf.
{Disarrange}, {Disrank}.]
1. To put out of place, order, or rank; to disturb the proper
   arrangement or order of; to throw into disorder,
   confusion, or embarrassment; to disorder; to disarrange;
   as, to derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of
   a nation.

2. To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or
   the whole of a machine or organism.

         A sudden fall deranges some of our internal parts.
                                               --Blair.

3. To disturb in the orderly or normal action of the
   intellect; to render insane.

Syn: To disorder; disarrange; displace; unsettle; disturb;
     confuse; discompose; ruffle; disconcert.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: afflict, clutter, craze, debilitate, dement, devitalize, disable, disarrange, disarray, discommode, discompose, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, distract, disturb, drive insane, drive mad, enervate, enfeeble, frenzy, hospitalize, incapacitate, incommode, inconvenience, indispose, invalid, lay up, litter, mad, madden, make mad, mess, mess up, misarrange, muss, muss up, perturb, reduce, ruffle, rummage, rumple, scatter, send mad, shatter, sicken, tousle, turn, unbalance, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weaken
 

 

 

 

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