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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derange  \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. 




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