Disorder
Disorder Dis*or"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disordering}.] 1. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse. [1913 Webster]

Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The burden . . . disordered the aids and auxiliary rafters into a common ruin. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach. [1913 Webster]

A man whose judgment was so much disordered by party spirit. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To depose from holy orders. [Obs.] --Dryden.

Syn: To disarrange; derange; confuse; discompose. [1913 Webster]


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