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disorder

noun  us   /dɪsˈɔr·dər/

disorder noun (CONFUSION)

[U] a state in which objects or conditions are in no particular order; lack of system or planned organization: The room was in such disorder that she couldn’t find anything.

disorder noun (ILLNESS)

[C/U] an illness of the mind or body: [C] a mental/physical disorder [C] She suffers from an eating disorder.

disorder noun (SITUATION)

[U] a situation in which some people behave in a way that threatens the safety of other people or the peace of a neighborhood: public disorder
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