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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To upset the balance, stability, or equilibrium of: "By being too good a singer, too hell-bent an actress, and too strong a presence, the star unbalances the proceedings” ( John Simon).
  • transitive v. To derange (the mind).
  • n. The condition of being unbalanced.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cause to be out of balance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To throw out of balance.
  • n. Want of balance; derangement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane
  • n. a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
  • v. throw out of balance or equilibrium
  • n. a state of mental disturbance and disorientation

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