Derange meaning

dĭ-rānj
To disturb the order, arrangement, or functioning of.

An asteroid impact large enough to derange the climate.

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To derange is defined as to unsettle something or to make insane.

An example of to derange is to change the pattern of a child’s day.

An example of to derange is to drive someone crazy.

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To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
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To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
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To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder.
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To make insane.
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To cause someone to go insane (usually used in the passive, see deranged)
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To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state.
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(archaic) To disrupt somebody's plans, to inconvenience someone.
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Origin of derange

  • French déranger from Old French desrengier des- de- reng line (of Germanic origin sker-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French déranger, from Old French desrengier (“throw into disorder”), from des- + rengier (“to put into line”), from reng (“line, row”), from a Germanic source. See rank (noun).

    From Wiktionary