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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disturbed 
  adj  1:  having  the  place  or  position  changed;  "the  disturbed  books 
  and  papers  on  her  desk";  "disturbed  grass  showed  where 
  the  horse  had  passed" 
  2:  afflicted  with  or  marked  by  anxious  uneasiness  or  trouble  or 
  grief;  "too  upset  to  say  anything";  "spent  many  disquieted 
  moments";  "distressed  about  her  son's  leaving  home"; 
  "lapsed  into  disturbed  sleep";  "worried  parents";  "a 
  worried  frown";  "one  last  worried  check  of  the  sleeping 
  children"  [syn:  {disquieted},  {distressed},  {upset},  {worried}] 
  3:  emotionally  unstable  and  having  difficulty  coping  with 
  personal  relationships  [syn:  {maladjusted}] 
  4:  lacking  order  or  stability;  "these  unsettled  times"  [syn:  {unsettled}] 
  5:  affected  with  madness  or  insanity;  "a  man  who  had  gone  mad" 
  [syn:  {brainsick},  {crazy},  {demented},  {distracted},  {mad}, 
  {sick},  {unbalanced},  {unhinged}] 




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