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disorder (v.)

late 15c. (Caxton), "destroy or derange the order of, throw into confusion," from dis- "not" (see dis-) + order (v.). Replaced earlier disordeine (mid-14c.), from Old French desordainer, from Medieval Latin disordinare "throw into disorder," from Latin dis- + ordinare "to order, regulate," from ordo (genitive ordinis) "row, rank, series, arrangement" (see order (n.)). Related: Disordered; disordering.

disorder (n.)

1520s, "lack of regular arrangement;" 1530s, "tumult, disturbance of the peace;" from disorder (v.). Meaning "an ailment, a disturbance of the body or mind" is by 1704.

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Definitions of disorder from WordNet
1
disorder (n.)
a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning;
the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
Synonyms: upset
disorder (n.)
a condition in which things are not in their expected places;
the files are in complete disorder
Synonyms: disorderliness
disorder (n.)
a disturbance of the peace or of public order;
2
disorder (v.)
disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed;
disorder (v.)
bring disorder to;
Synonyms: disarray
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