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deranged

[dih-reynjd] /dɪˈreɪndʒd/
adjective
1.
2.
disordered; disarranged.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; derange + -ed2
Related forms
underanged, adjective

derange

[dih-reynj] /dɪˈreɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), deranged, deranging.
1.
to throw into disorder; disarrange.
2.
to disturb the condition, action, or function of.
3.
to make insane.
Origin
1770-80; < French déranger, Old French desrengier, equivalent to des- dis-1 + rengier; see range
Related forms
derangeable, adjective
deranger, noun
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  • It starts more or less normally, but grows increasingly deranged as it proceeds.
  • Not to say that one must be deranged by constant outrage over the world's injustices and their causes.
  • It is a completely deranged system and it relies on permanent hysteria and coercion.
  • She dreamed of deranged babysitters and oozing aliens.
British Dictionary definitions for deranged

derange

/dɪˈreɪndʒ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to disturb the order or arrangement of; throw into disorder; disarrange
2.
to disturb the action or operation of
3.
to make insane; drive mad
Word Origin
C18: from Old French desrengier, from des-dis-1 + reng row, order
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Word Origin and History for deranged
adj.

c.1790, "insane;" of things, "out of order," from 1796; past participle adjective from derange (v.).

derange

v.

1776, "throw into confusion," from French déranger, from Old French desrengier "disarrange, throw into disorder," from des- "do the opposite of" (see dis-) + Old French rengier (Modern French ranger) "to put into line," from reng "line, row," from a Germanic source (see rank (n.)). Mental sense first recorded c.1790.

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