Definition of derange in English:

derange

Line breaks: de|range
Pronunciation: /dɪˈreɪn(d)ʒ
 
/

verb

[with object]
  • 2 archaic Intrude on; disturb: I am sorry to have deranged you for so small a matter
    More example sentences
    • From her gauze veiling the young woman spoke:-- "We are sorry to derange you. The guard made a mistake. Pardon!"

Derivatives

derangement

noun
More example sentences
  • Another controversial issue is that of ‘cannabis psychosis’, or long-term mental derangement bought on by cannabis use.
  • She points out that only a proportion of its patients have been ordered there by a court after committing an offence through mental derangement.
  • There is no proof that they are suffering from any mental derangement.

Origin

late 18th century: from French déranger, from Old French desrengier, literally 'move from orderly rows'.

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