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derangement


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derangement  \De*range"ment\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  d['e]rangement.] 
  The  act  of  deranging  or  putting  out  of  order  or  the  state  of 
  being  deranged;  disarrangement;  disorder;  confusion; 
  especially,  mental  disorder;  insanity. 
 
  Syn:  Disorder;  confusion;  embarrassment;  irregularity; 
  disturbance;  insanity;  lunacy;  madness;  delirium;  mania. 
  See  {Insanity}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  derangement 
  n  1:  a  state  of  mental  disturbance  and  disorientation  [syn:  {mental 
  unsoundness},  {unbalance}] 
  2:  the  act  of  disturbing  the  mind  or  body;  "his  carelessness 
  could  have  caused  an  ecological  upset";  "she  was 
  unprepared  for  this  sudden  overthrow  of  their  normal  way 
  of  living"  [syn:  {upset},  {overthrow}] 




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