disorder

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1dis·or·der

verb \(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

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

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