(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deranged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Deranging.] [F. dranger; pref. d- = ds- (L. dis) + ranger to range. See Range, and cf. Disarrange, Disrank.] 1. 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; as, to derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of a nation.
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2. To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or the whole of a machine or organism.
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A sudden fall deranges some of our internal parts.
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3. To disturb in the orderly or normal action of the intellect; to render insane.

Syn. -- To disorder; disarrange; displace; unsettle; disturb; confuse; discompose; ruffle; disconcert.
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