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unbalance

[uhn-bal-uh ns] /ʌnˈbæl əns/
verb (used with object), unbalanced, unbalancing.
1.
to throw or put out of balance.
2.
to disorder or derange, as the mind.
noun
3.
unbalanced condition.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; un-2 + balance
Related forms
unbalanceable, adjective
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  • Fear of possible unbalance, excitement about potential mating, according to the gender.
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  • If the ability to cope becomes compromised, these stresses may act to unbalance our mental and emotional health.
  • Any budget unbalance is recommended to draw upon the fund balance rather than increases in fees or taxes.
  • Any unbalance results in a change in the average temperature of the earth.
British Dictionary definitions for unbalance

unbalance

/ʌnˈbæləns/
verb (transitive)
1.
to upset the equilibrium or balance of
2.
to disturb the mental stability of (a person or his mind)
noun
3.
imbalance or instability
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