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disorder

[dis-awr-der]
noun
1.
lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
2.
an irregularity: a disorder in legal proceedings.
3.
breach of order; disorderly conduct; public disturbance.
4.
a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; malady or dysfunction: a mild stomach disorder.
verb (used with object)
5.
to destroy the order or regular arrangement of; disarrange.
6.
to derange the physical or mental health or functions of.

Origin:
1470–80; dis-1 + order

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1. disorderliness, disarray, jumble, litter, clutter. 3. riot, turbulence. Disorder, brawl, disturbance, uproar are disruptions or interruptions of a peaceful situation. Disorder refers to civil unrest or to any scene in which there is confusion or fighting: The police went to the scene of the disorder. A brawl is a noisy, unseemly quarrel, usually in a public place: a tavern brawl. A disturbance is disorder of a size as to inconvenience people: to cause a disturbance. An uproar is a tumult, a bustle and clamor of many voices, often because of a disturbance: a mighty uproar. 4. ailment, malady, illness, complaint, sickness, indisposition. 5. disarray, mess up, disorganize. 6. disturb, upset, confuse.
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disorder (dɪsˈɔːdə)
 
n
1.  a lack of order; disarray; confusion
2.  a disturbance of public order or peace
3.  an upset of health; ailment
4.  a deviation from the normal system or order
 
vb
5.  to upset the order of; disarrange; muddle
6.  to disturb the health or mind of

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Word Origin & History

disorder
late 15c., from dis- "not" (see dis-) + the verb order (see order). Replaced earlier disordeine (mid-14c.), from O.Fr. desordainer, from M.L. disordinare "throw into disorder," from L. dis- "take away" + ordinare "to order, regulate." Related: Disordered.
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disorder dis·or·der (dĭs-ôr'dər)
n.
A disturbance or derangement that affects the function of mind or body, such as an eating disorder or the abuse of a drug. v. dis·or·dered, dis·or·der·ing, dis·or·ders
To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.

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