derange

verb de·range \ di-ˈrānj \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of derange

deranged; deranging
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

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

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Origin and Etymology of derange

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



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