from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To disturb the order, arrangement, or functioning of.
- transitive verb To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
- transitive verb To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To disturb the regular order of; throw into confusion; disconcert; disarrange: as, to
derangeplans or affairs.
- To disturb the state, action, or functions of; put out of proper order or condition; disorder; unsettle: as, to
derangea machine; his health is much deranged; to derange one's mind or reason.
- To disorder the mind of; unsettle the reason of, as a person.
- To disarrange, displace, unsettle, confuse, embarrass, discompose, disconcert.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To put out of place, order, or rank; to disturb the proper arrangement or order of; to throw into disorder, confusion, or embarrassment; to disorder; to disarrange.
- transitive verb To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or the whole of a machine or organism.
- transitive verb To disturb in the orderly or normal action of the intellect; to render insane.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb to cause someone to go
insane(usually used in the passive, see deranged)
- verb to cause
disorderin something, to distortit from its ideal state
- verb archaic to
disruptsomebody's plans, to inconveniencesomeone
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb throw into great confusion or disorder
- verb derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Absolute knowledge, by contrast, is not total but unconditional knowledge, the following of a particular direction or connection for its own sake, without regard for its potential to "derange" the whole (Schelling, First Outline 26).
The first example given for "derange" in the OED that fits the meaning "to disorder the mind of, unsettle the reason of" is from 1825 "The trouble which our youth was thought to bear With such indifference hath deranged his head."
She could see that he really was grieved to 'derange' her, but that circumstances pressed.
I should have advanced far enough in the science not to derange their mechanism.
He then took me into his laboratory, and explained to me the uses of his various machines; instructing me as to what I ought to procure, and promising me the use of his own when I should have advanced far enough in the science not to derange their mechanism.
There are no 'derange liberals' posting here, only very astute intelligent Americans.
I wouldnt trade it: I can intuit things you can't, enjoy things that would bore you crosseyed, exult in solitary pursuits that might derange another man, convince you of things you'd never believe, teach and explain things to you you think youd never understand.
There are no derange liberals posting here, they are very astute observers of a very deranged woman that the right wing wackadoodles seem to have put up on a pedestal.
Meanwhile, home on derange, most people would rather watch a Cialis commercial than listen to anything Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, or Keith Olbermann have to say.
But she has left it within the power of man irreparably to derange the combinations of inorganic matter and of organic life …. man is everywhere a disturbing agent.