Definition of disorganize in English:

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Pronunciation: /disˈôrɡəˌnīz/
(also disorganise)


[with object]
Disrupt the systematic order or functioning of: attacks on leading government figures might disorganize the regime
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  • All of this creates burdensome and disorganizing levels of stress, which is a major cause of divorce and the creation of single-parent families.
  • He claimed the measure would disorganise payments in many parts of the country where local enterprises did not have access to the big national banks.
  • Whatever you do, don't detour to answer every misplaced question as this disturbs continuity, decreases clarity and disorganizes an otherwise structured explanation.


Late 18th century (dating from the French Revolution): from French désorganiser.

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Syllabification: dis·or·gan·ize

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