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tr.v. per·turbed, per·turb·ing, per·turbs
1. To disturb or confuse; make uneasy or anxious: I was perturbed by his off-color remarks.
a. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state: volcanic eruptions that perturbed the climate.
b. Physics & Astronomy To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
[Middle English perturben, from Old French perturber, from Latin perturbāre : per-, per- + turbāre, to throw into disorder (from turba, confusion, perhaps from Greek turbē).]
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|Adj.||1.||perturbing - causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime"; "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"|
heavy - marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"