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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disturb  \Dis*turb"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disturbed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Disturbing}.]  [OE.  desturben  destourben  OF 
  destorber  desturber,  destourber  fr  L.  disturbare 
  disturbatum  dis-  +  turbare  to  disturb,  trouble,  turba 
  disorder,  tumult,  crowd.  See  {Turbid}.] 
  1.  To  throw  into  disorder  or  confusion;  to  derange;  to 
  interrupt  the  settled  state  of  to  excite  from  a  state  of 
  rest. 
 
  Preparing  to  disturb  With  all-cofounding  war  the 
  realms  above.  --Cowper. 
 
  The  bellow's  noise  disturbed  his  quiet  rest. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  The  utmost  which  the  discontented  colonies  could  do 
  was  to  disturb  authority.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  To  agitate  the  mind  of  to  deprive  of  tranquillity;  to 
  disquiet;  to  render  uneasy;  as  a  person  is  disturbed  by 
  receiving  an  insult,  or  his  mind  is  disturbed  by  envy. 
 
  3.  To  turn  from  a  regular  or  designed  course.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  disturb  His  inmost  counsels  from  their  destined 
  aim  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  disorder;  disquiet;  agitate;  discompose;  molest; 
  perplex;  trouble;  incommode;  ruffle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disturb  \Dis*turb"\,  n. 
  Disturbance.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disturb 
  v  1:  move  deeply;  "This  book  upset  me";  "A  troubling  thought" 
  [syn:  {upset},  {trouble}] 
  2:  change  the  arrangement  or  position  of  [syn:  {agitate},  {commove}, 
  {shake  up},  {stir  up},  {raise  up}] 
  3:  temper  with  "Don't  touch  my  CDs!"  [syn:  {touch}] 
  4:  destroy  the  peace  or  tranquility  of  "Don't  interrupt  me 
  when  I'm  reading"  [syn:  {interrupt}] 
  5:  damage  as  if  by  shaking  or  jarring;  "Don't  disturb  the 
  patient's  wounds  by  moving  him  too  rapidly!" 




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