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derangement

[ dih-reynj-muhnt ]
/ dɪˈreɪndʒ mənt /
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noun

the act of deranging.
disarrangement; disorder.

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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
/ (dɪˈreɪndʒmənt) /

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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Medical definitions for derangement

derangement
[ dĭ-rānjmənt ]

n.

Disturbance of the regular order or arrangement of parts in a system.
Mental disorder; insanity.

Other words from derangement

de•range v.
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