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disturbed

adjective dis·turbed

Simple Definition of disturbed

  • : having or showing evidence of a mental or emotional illness

  • : worried and unhappy

  • of sleep : affected by a disturbance

Full Definition of disturbed

  1. :  showing symptoms of emotional illness <disturbed children> <disturbed behavior>

Examples of disturbed

  1. He seems very disturbed about his work lately.



1904

First Known Use of disturbed

1904


DISTURBED Defined for Kids

disturbed

adjective dis·turbed \di-ˈstərbd\

Definition of disturbed

  1. :  showing signs of mental or emotional illness <He works with emotionally disturbed patients.>




Medical Dictionary

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adjective dis·turbed \dis-ˈtərbd\

Medical Definition of disturbed

  1. 1:  showing symptoms of emotional illness or mental disorder <disturbed children> <disturbed behavior>

  2. 2:  designed for or occupied by disturbed patients <disturbed wards>




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