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.
Origin: F. Deranger; pref. De- = des- (L. Dis) + ranger to range. See Range, and cf. Disarrange, Disrank.
(01 Mar 1998)
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