bouleversement[bo̵̅o̅l vers män′]
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- A violent uproar; a tumult.
- A reversal.
Origin: French, from Old French bouleverser, to overturn : boule, ball (from Latin bulla) + verser, to overturn (from Old French, from Latin versāre, frequentative of vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots).