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disequilibrium

[dis-ee-kwuh-lib-ree-uh m, dis-ee-] /dɪsˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌdɪs i-/
noun
1.
lack of equilibrium; imbalance.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; dis-1 + equilibrium
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disequilibrium

/ˌdɪsiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm/
noun
1.
a loss or absence of equilibrium, esp in an economy
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dis equilibrium in Medicine

disequilibrium dis·e·qui·lib·ri·um (dĭs-ē'kwə-lĭb'rē-əm, -ěk'wə-)
n.
Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.

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