- 1Make (someone) insane: that business last month must have deranged him a bitMore example sentences
insane, mad, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, disturbed, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, crazed, demented, irrational, berserk, frenzied, maniac, lunatic, psychopathic, certifiable, raving, raving mad; Latin non compos mentis; British sectionable• informal touched, crazy, cracked, mental
- Privately, she wondered if they were watching her to see if she would have a breakdown or if she was mentally deranged or something, but she said nothing to that effect.
- Meanwhile, police based on preliminary investigation ruled out the possibility of him being mentally deranged.
- His unhinged language suggested that persecution mania briefly deranged him.
- 1.1Cause (something) to act irregularly: stress deranges the immune systemMore example sentences
- In scoliosis, the anatomy is deranged not only at each vertebral level but also between the convex and concave sides of the curve in the spine.
- As when an individual soldier lost his balance, many flailing and falling soldiers deranged the enemy formation causing a serious decrease in the enemy's own firepower.
- Autosomal genes often showed deranged regulatory levels, indicating they were in pathways perturbed by X chromosomal changes.
- 2 • archaic Intrude on; disturb: I am sorry to have deranged you for so small a matterMore example sentences
- From her gauze veiling the young woman spoke:-- "We are sorry to derange you. The guard made a mistake. Pardon!"
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- 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.
late 18th century: from French déranger, from Old French desrengier, literally 'move from orderly rows'.
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