De*range" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Deranged (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Deranging.] [F. déranger; pref. dé-
= dés- (L. dis) + ranger to range.
See Range, and cf. Disarrange, Disrank.]
1. To put out of place, order, or rank; to
disturb the proper arrangement or order of; to throw into disorder,
confusion, or embarrassment; to disorder; to disarrange; as, to
derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of a
2. To disturb in action or function, as a
part or organ, or the whole of a machine or organism.
A sudden fall deranges some of our internal
3. To disturb in the orderly or normal action
of the intellect; to render insane.
Syn. -- To disorder; disarrange; displace; unsettle;
disturb; confuse; discompose; ruffle; disconcert.