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Meaning of DERANGE

Pronunciation:  di'reynj

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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.

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