derange

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verb de·range \di-ˈrānj\

Definition of derange

deranged

;

deranging

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to disturb the operation or functions of deranged by even the slightest damage

  3. 2 :  disarrange hatless, with tie deranged — G. W. Stonier

  4. 3 :  to make mentally unsound or insane stalked by a deranged fan

derangement

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of derange in a sentence

  1. being stranded at night on a lonely road would derange anyone

  2. the storage room had all been deranged by the earthquake, and it took hours to sort out things

Origin and Etymology of derange

French déranger, from Old French desrengier, from des- de- + reng line, row — more at rank


First Known Use: 1769



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