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derangement

[dih-reynj-muh nt] /dɪˈreɪndʒ mənt/
noun
1.
the act of deranging.
2.
3.
disarrangement; disorder.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < French dérangement. See derange, -ment
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Examples for derangement
  • My husband favored me with a sigh suggesting that the family had long noted my derangement.
  • With great trials were mingled petty inconveniences arising from derangement of the country's finances.
  • Notwithstanding the acute apprehension and general derangement of affairs, there was nothing resembling panic.
  • Half a century ago, when people talked about anti-white racism, it was often depicted as a symptom of a broader derangement.
  • Tobacco is said to produce derangement of the digestion, and of the regular, steady action of the nervous system.
British Dictionary definitions for derangement

derangement

/dɪˈreɪndʒmənt/
noun
1.
the act of deranging or state of being deranged
2.
disorder or confusion
3.
(psychiatry) a mental disorder or serious mental disturbance
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Word Origin and History for derangement
n.

1737, "disturbance of regular order," from French dérangement (17c.), from déranger (see derange). Of mental order, from 1800.

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derangement in Medicine

derangement de·range·ment (dĭ-rānj'mənt)
n.

  1. Disturbance of the regular order or arrangement of parts in a system.

  2. Mental disorder; insanity.


de·range' v.
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