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1disorder

verb dis·or·der \(ˌ)dis-ˈr-dər, (ˌ)diz-\

Definition of DISORDER

transitive verb
1
:  to disturb the order of
2
:  to disturb the regular or normal functions of
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Examples of DISORDER

  1. <be careful not to disorder the carefully arranged contents of the dresser>

First Known Use of DISORDER

15th century

2disorder

noun

: a confused or messy state : a lack of order or organization

: a state or situation in which there is a lot of noise, crime, violent behavior, etc.

medical : a physical or mental condition that is not normal or healthy

Full Definition of DISORDER

1
:  lack of order <clothes in disorder>
2
:  breach of the peace or public order <troubled times marked by social disorders>
3
:  an abnormal physical or mental condition <a liver disorder> <a personality disorder>

Examples of DISORDER

  1. The mayor is concerned that a rally could create public disorder.
  2. problems of crime and social disorder
  3. Millions of people suffer from some form of personality disorder.

First Known Use of DISORDER

1523
DISORDER Defined for Kids

1disorder

verb dis·or·der \dis-ˈr-dər\
dis·or·dereddis·or·der·ing

Definition of DISORDER for Kids

:  to disturb the regular or normal arrangement or functioning of <You've disordered my papers.>

2disorder

noun

Definition of DISORDER for Kids

1
:  a confused or messy state <His room was in complete disorder.>
2
:  unruly behavior <Recess monitors prevented any disorder.>
3
:  a physical or mental condition that is not normal or healthy <a stomach disorder>
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