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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To upset the balance of; cause to become unsteady.
  • transitive verb To upset the stability or equilibrium of.
  • transitive verb To cause (a person or the mind) to be unbalanced.
  • noun The condition of being unbalanced.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To cause to be out of balance.

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

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

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