Disorganized
Disorganize Dis*or"gan*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disorganized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disorganizing}.] [Pref. dis- + organize: cf. F. d['e]sorganiser.] To destroy the organic structure or regular system of (a government, a society, a party, etc.); to break up (what is organized); to throw into utter disorder; to disarrange. [1913 Webster]

Lyford . . . attempted to disorganize the church. --Eliot (1809). [1913 Webster]


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