Definition of derangement in English:

derangement

noun

  • See derange

    • ‘Another controversial issue is that of ‘cannabis psychosis’, or long-term mental derangement bought on by cannabis use.’
    • ‘There is no proof that they are suffering from any mental derangement.’
    • ‘The structural derangements continue the cycle of abnormal weight bearing, excessive pressure and ulceration.’
    • ‘He was referred to the hospital after his condition deteriorated and the paediatric registrar correctly diagnosed diabetic ketoacidosis - a serious condition of biochemical derangement which can occur in children.’
    • ‘She points out that only a proportion of its patients have been ordered there by a court after committing an offence through mental derangement.’

Pronunciation

derangement

/dɪˈreɪn(d)ʒm(ə)nt/