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disorder

[ dis-awr-der ]
/ dɪsˈɔr dər /
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noun
lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
an irregularity: a disorder in legal proceedings.
breach of order; disorderly conduct; public disturbance.
a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; malady or dysfunction: a mild stomach disorder.
verb (used with object)
to destroy the order or regular arrangement of; disarrange.
to derange the physical or mental health or functions of.
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Origin of disorder

First recorded in 1470–80; dis-1 + order

synonym study for disorder

3. Disorder, brawl, disturbance, uproar are disruptions or interruptions of a peaceful situation. Disorder refers to civil unrest or to any scene in which there is confusion or fighting: The police went to the scene of the disorder. A brawl is a noisy, unseemly quarrel, usually in a public place: a tavern brawl. A disturbance is disorder of a size as to inconvenience people: to cause a disturbance. An uproar is a tumult, a bustle and clamor of many voices, often because of a disturbance: a mighty uproar.

OTHER WORDS FROM disorder

pre·dis·or·der, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disorder

disorder
/ (dɪsˈɔːdə) /

noun
a lack of order; disarray; confusion
a disturbance of public order or peace
an upset of health; ailment
a deviation from the normal system or order
verb (tr)
to upset the order of; disarrange; muddle
to disturb the health or mind of
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Medical definitions for disorder

disorder
[ dĭs-ôrdər ]

n.
A disturbance or derangement that affects the function of mind or body.
v.
To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; disturb or derange.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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