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disarray

[ dis-uh-rey ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈreɪ /
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verb (used with object)
to put out of array or order; throw into disorder.
to undress.
noun
disorder; confusion: The army retreated in disarray.
disorder of apparel.
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Origin of disarray

1350–1400; (noun) late Middle English; Middle English disrai, d(e)rai<Anglo-French dissairay,Old French desaroi; (v.) Middle English disarayen<Anglo-French desaraier,Old French desareer;see dis-1, array
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British Dictionary definitions for disarray

disarray
/ (ˌdɪsəˈreɪ) /

noun
confusion, dismay, and lack of discipline
(esp of clothing) disorderliness; untidiness
verb (tr)
to throw into confusion
archaic to undress
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