Derange
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or the whole of a machine or organism. [1913 Webster]

A sudden fall deranges some of our internal parts. --Blair. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • dérangé — ⇒DÉRANGÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de déranger. II. Emploi adj. A. [En parlant d un inanimé] 1. [En parlant d un, de plusieurs obj. qui étaient rangés] Qui a été déplacé. Javert (...) était resté debout, immobile, l œil fixé à terre …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • derangé — Derangé, [derang]ée. part. On dit, qu Un homme est dérangé dans sa conduite, dans ses affaires, ou absolument, qu Il est dérangé, pour dire, qu Il est irregulier dans sa conduite, qu il met peu d ordre dans ses affaires. On dit aussi qu Il est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • derange — index confuse (create disorder), degenerate, discompose, dislocate, disorganize, disorient, disrupt …   Law dictionary

  • derange — 1776, throw into confusion, from Fr. déranger, from O.Fr. desrengier disarrange, throw into disorder, from des do the opposite of (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + O.Fr. rengier (Mod.Fr. ranger) to put into line, from reng line, row, from a Germanic source… …   Etymology dictionary

  • derange — disarrange, unsettle, *disorder, disturb, disorganize Analogous words: upset, *discompose, perturb: discommode, incommode, *inconvenience Antonyms: arrange (a scheme, plan, system): adjust …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • derange — [v] make crazy; confuse confound, craze*, dement, disarrange, disarray, discommode, discompose, disconcert, disorder, disorganize, displace, distract, disturb, drive mad, frenzy, madden, make insane, mess up*, misplace, muss*, perplex, ruffle,… …   New thesaurus

  • derange — ► VERB 1) make insane. 2) throw into disorder. DERIVATIVES derangement noun. ORIGIN French déranger, from Old French desrengier, move from orderly rows …   English terms dictionary

  • derange — [dē rānj′, dirānj′] vt. deranged, deranging [Fr déranger < OFr desrengier < des (L dis ), apart + rengier: see RANGE] 1. to upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder 2. to make insane deranged adj. derangement n …   English World dictionary

  • derange — verb /diˈreɪndʒ/ a) to cause someone to go insane (usually used in the passive, see deranged) Both these kinds of monopolies derange more or less the natural distribution of the stock of the society; b) to cause disorder in something, to distort… …   Wiktionary

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