Origin: Pref. Dis- + order: cf. F. Desordre.
1. To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse. "Disordering the whole frame or jurisprudence." (Burke) "The burden . . . Disordered the aids and auxiliary rafters into a common ruin." (Jer. Taylor)
2. To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach. "A man whose judgment was so much disordered by party spirit." (Macaulay)
Synonyms: To disarrange, derange, confuse, discompose.
Origin: Disordered; Disordering.
(01 Mar 1998)
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