Deranged
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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