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disordered

[dis-awr-derd]
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adjective
  1. lacking organization or in confusion; disarranged.
  2. suffering from or afflicted with a physical or mental disorder: a disordered liver.
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Origin of disordered

First recorded in 1540–50; disorder + -ed2
Related formsdis·or·dered·ly, adverbdis·or·dered·ness, nounpre·dis·or·dered, adjectiveun·dis·or·dered, adjective

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1. confused, disarrayed, haphazard.

disorder

[dis-awr-der]
noun
  1. lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
  2. an irregularity: a disorder in legal proceedings.
  3. breach of order; disorderly conduct; public disturbance.
  4. a disturbance in physical or mental health or functions; malady or dysfunction: a mild stomach disorder.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to destroy the order or regular arrangement of; disarrange.
  2. 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
Related formspre·dis·or·der, noun

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1. disorderliness, disarray, jumble, litter, clutter. 3. riot, turbulence. 4. ailment, malady, illness, complaint, sickness, indisposition. 5. disarray, mess up, disorganize. 6. disturb, upset, confuse.

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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for disordered

disorder

noun
  1. a lack of order; disarray; confusion
  2. a disturbance of public order or peace
  3. an upset of health; ailment
  4. a deviation from the normal system or order
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verb (tr)
  1. to upset the order of; disarrange; muddle
  2. to disturb the health or mind of
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Word Origin and History for disordered

disorder

v.

late 15c., from dis- "not" (see dis-) + the verb order (v.). Replaced earlier disordeine (mid-14c.), from Old French desordainer, from Medieval Latin disordinare "throw into disorder," from Latin ordinare "to order, regulate" (see ordain). Related: Disordered; disordering.

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disorder

n.

1520s, from disorder (v.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

disordered in Medicine

disorder

(dĭs-ôrdər)
n.
  1. A disturbance or derangement that affects the function of mind or body.
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v.
  1. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; disturb or derange.
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