derangement

[dih-reynj-muh nt]

noun

the act of deranging.
disarrangement; disorder.

Nearby words

  1. derailment,
  2. derain,
  3. derain, andré,
  4. derange,
  5. deranged,
  6. derate,
  7. deration,
  8. deratization,
  9. deratize,
  10. derbent

Origin of derangement

From the French word dérangement, dating back to 1730–40. See derange, -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for derangement

derangement

noun

the act of deranging or state of being deranged
disorder or confusion
psychiatry a mental disorder or serious mental disturbance
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Word Origin and History for derangement

derangement

n.

1737, "disturbance of regular order," from French dérangement (17c.), from déranger (see derange). Of mental order, from 1800.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for derangement

derangement

[dĭ-rānjmənt]

n.

Disturbance of the regular order or arrangement of parts in a system.
Mental disorder; insanity.
Related formsde•range v.


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