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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Derange


DERANGE, verb transitive

1. To put out of order; to disturb the regular order of; to throw into confusion; as, to derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of a nation.

I had long supposed that nothing could derange or interrupt the course of putrefaction.

2. To embarrass; to disorder; as, his private affairs are deranged.

3. To disorder the intellect; to disturb the regular operations of reason.

4. To remove from place or office, as the personal staff of a principal military officer. Thus when a general officer resigns or is removed from office, the personal staff appointed by himself are said to be deranged.