derange

verb
de·​range | \ di-ˈrānj How to pronounce derange (audio) \
deranged; deranging

Definition of derange

transitive verb

1 : to disturb the operation or functions of deranged by even the slightest damage
2 : disarrange hatless, with tie deranged— G. W. Stonier
3 : to make mentally unsound or insane stalked by a deranged fan

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Other Words from derange

derangement \ di-​ˈrānj-​mənt How to pronounce derangement (audio) \ noun

Examples of derange in a Sentence

being stranded at night on a lonely road would derange anyone the storage room had all been deranged by the earthquake, and it took hours to sort out things

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And someone like me: small, physically inept, and -- (according to many commenters) not too bright and/or possibly deranged -- has no business wielding a gun. Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Let’s talk about gun violence," 1 July 2019 And someone like me: small, physically inept, and — (according to many commenters) not too bright and/or possibly deranged — has no business wielding a gun. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Correcting the record on ammo and guns," 1 July 2019 And someone like me — small, physically inept and (according to many commenters) not too bright and/or possibly deranged — has no business wielding a gun. Amy Dickinson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Ask Amy: Correcting the record on ammo and guns," 30 June 2019 Dworkin maximally exploits the deranging jolt of this discovery in Pornography, aided by the sensationalism of some of the pornographic images themselves. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, "Fighting for Her Life," 17 June 2019 If incremental disruptions in basic processes can add up to greatly derange a trait, then perhaps nearly every gene expressed in a cell, no matter how seemingly unrelated to the metabolic process of interest, matters. Quanta Magazine, "Theory Suggests That All Genes Affect Every Complex Trait," 20 June 2018 This country is deranged — children who don’t want to starve become debtors before they’re 10. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "9-Year-Old Boy Pays Off School Lunch Debt for Classmates — and Sparks a National Discussion," 12 June 2019 That’s not to say that there aren’t the truly deranged among us. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Is 2018 really all about Russia?," 18 July 2018 Here, then is the anguished Dr. Calgary, who—unlike the Calgary in the novel—is deranged by grief over his wartime role working on the atomic bomb. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘Ordeal by Innocence’ Review: A Suspect in the Family," 9 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of derange

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for derange

French déranger, from Old French desrengier, from des- de- + reng line, row — more at rank entry 1

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