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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.


1. the act of deranging or state of being deranged
2. disorder or confusion
3. (Psychiatry) psychiatry a mental disorder or serious mental disturbance
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.derangement - a state of mental disturbance and disorientation
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
2.derangement - the act of disturbing the mind or body; "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion


noun madness, mania, insanity, dementia, aberration, lunacy, delirium, loss of reason serious evidence of mental derangement


2. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Psychiatry: mania.
Psychology: aberration, alienation.
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[dɪˈreɪndʒmənt] N
1. (= disturbance) → desarreglo m
2. (Med) → trastorno m mental


Geistesgestörtheit f
(of order)Unordnung f, → Durcheinander nt


(diˈreindʒd) adjective
insane. His mind had become deranged as a result of his ordeal; mentally deranged.
deˈrangement noun


n., Fr. trastorno, desequilibrio mental, estado de confusión.
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The confusion thus produced on board, and the derangement of the cargo caused by this petty trade, stirred the spleen of the captain, who had a sovereign contempt for the one-eyed chieftain and all his crew.
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Wrench came, but did not apprehend anything serious, spoke of a "slight derangement," and did not speak of coming again on the morrow.
More cruel advantage may be taken of the nervous derangement from which you are suffering in the climate of this place.
Not only was there no tendency to brain disease-- there was not even a perceptible derangement of the nervous system.
His clothing was in disorder, his hair fell across his forehead in a derangement which was at once uncanny and picturesque.
Or am I the object of a temporary derangement of the functions of the liver?
In place of Miss Knag being stationed in her accustomed seat, preserving all the dignity and greatness of Madame Mantalini's representative, that worthy soul was reposing on a large box, bathed in tears, while three or four of the young ladies in close attendance upon her, together with the presence of hartshorn, vinegar, and other restoratives, would have borne ample testimony, even without the derangement of the head-dress and front row of curls, to her having fainted desperately.
It could not have been otherwise after the terrible derangement of the atmospheric strata, and the dispersion of the enormous quantity of vapor arising from the combustion of