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tr.v. un·hinged, un·hing·ing, un·hing·es
1. To remove (a door, for example) from the hinges.
2. To separate or disconnect: "Such military spending was completely unhinged from any justifiable operational requirement" (James Carroll).
a. To confuse or disrupt: an event that unhinged the marriage.
b. To derange or unbalance: He was unhinged by his wife's death.
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deranged or unbalanced
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|Adj.||1.||unhinged - affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"|
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
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adjective deranged, mad, crazy (informal), wild, mental (informal), bananas (informal), manic, insane, crazed, lunatic, maniac, demented, unbalanced, potty (informal), uncontrolled, bonkers (informal), off your head (informal), off your rocker (informal), a sausage short of a fry-up (slang) Tell him I'm menopausal and unhinged.
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