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  Words related to perturb

Related / Similar Words: derange, throw out of kilter, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder

 

Definition:
  • throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt";
  • disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill";
  • cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull; "The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet";
  • disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom; "The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion";

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    Hyponyms: worry, vex

     

    Derivational Morphology: upset, derangement, overthrow, perturbation, fluster, disruption, distraction, worry, trouble, disquiet, unease, uneasiness, anxiousness, disturbance

     

     
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