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de·range

 (dĭ-rānj′)
tr.v. de·ranged, de·rang·ing, de·rang·es
1. To disturb the order, arrangement, or functioning of: an asteroid impact large enough to derange the climate.
2. To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
3. To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.

[French déranger, from Old French desrengier : des-, de- + reng, line (of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots).]

de·range′ment n.

derange

(dɪˈreɪndʒ)
vb (tr)
1. to disturb the order or arrangement of; throw into disorder; disarrange
2. to disturb the action or operation of
3. (Psychiatry) to make insane; drive mad
[C18: from Old French desrengier, from des- dis-1 + reng row, order]

de•range

(dɪˈreɪndʒ)

v.t. -ranged, -rang•ing.
1. to throw into disorder; disarrange.
2. to disturb the condition, action, or function of.
3. to make insane.
[1770–80; < French déranger, Old French desrengier=des- dis-1 + rengier; see range]
de•rang′er, n.

derange


Past participle: deranged
Gerund: deranging

Imperative
derange
derange
Present
I derange
you derange
he/she/it deranges
we derange
you derange
they derange
Preterite
I deranged
you deranged
he/she/it deranged
we deranged
you deranged
they deranged
Present Continuous
I am deranging
you are deranging
he/she/it is deranging
we are deranging
you are deranging
they are deranging
Present Perfect
I have deranged
you have deranged
he/she/it has deranged
we have deranged
you have deranged
they have deranged
Past Continuous
I was deranging
you were deranging
he/she/it was deranging
we were deranging
you were deranging
they were deranging
Past Perfect
I had deranged
you had deranged
he/she/it had deranged
we had deranged
you had deranged
they had deranged
Future
I will derange
you will derange
he/she/it will derange
we will derange
you will derange
they will derange
Future Perfect
I will have deranged
you will have deranged
he/she/it will have deranged
we will have deranged
you will have deranged
they will have deranged
Future Continuous
I will be deranging
you will be deranging
he/she/it will be deranging
we will be deranging
you will be deranging
they will be deranging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deranging
you have been deranging
he/she/it has been deranging
we have been deranging
you have been deranging
they have been deranging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deranging
you will have been deranging
he/she/it will have been deranging
we will have been deranging
you will have been deranging
they will have been deranging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deranging
you had been deranging
he/she/it had been deranging
we had been deranging
you had been deranging
they had been deranging
Conditional
I would derange
you would derange
he/she/it would derange
we would derange
you would derange
they would derange
Past Conditional
I would have deranged
you would have deranged
he/she/it would have deranged
we would have deranged
you would have deranged
they would have deranged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.derange - derange mentally, throw out of mental balancederange - derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane; "The death of his parents unbalanced him"
craze, madden - cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
2.derange - throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt"
disarray, disorder - bring disorder to

derange

verb
2. To disturb the health or physiological functioning of:
3. To make insane:
Translations

derange

[dɪˈreɪndʒ] VT
1. (= upset) [+ plans] → desarreglar, descomponer
2. (mentally) [+ person] → volver loco, desquiciar

derange

vt
(= make insane)verrückt or wahnsinnig machen; mind, sensesverwirren

derange

v. perturbar, desordenar, causar trastorno.
References in classic literature ?
The fear thou art in, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "prevents thee from seeing or hearing correctly, for one of the effects of fear is to derange the senses and make things appear different from what they are; if thou art in such fear, withdraw to one side and leave me to myself, for alone I suffice to bring victory to that side to which I shall give my aid;" and so saying he gave Rocinante the spur, and putting the lance in rest, shot down the slope like a thunderbolt.
He would turn the sun out of its orbit and derange the whole course of time, if, as I said before, his ingenuity could grasp anything bigger than a child's toy
All must hope that some day America would penetrate the deepest secrets of that mysterious orb; and some even seemed to fear lest its conquest should not sensibly derange the equilibrium of Europe.