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disorder

noun uk   /dɪˈsɔː.dər/  us   /-ˈsɔːr.dɚ/

disorder noun (CONFUSION)

C2 [U] a state of untidiness or lack of organization: The whole office was in a state of disorder. The opposition party have been in such disorder for so long that they pose no real threat to the present government.

disorder noun (ILLNESS)

C1 [C or U] an illness of the mind or body: a blood disorder The family have a history of mental disorder.

disorder noun (ANGRY SITUATION)

C1 [U] an angry, possibly violent, expression of not being happy or satisfied about something, especially about a political matter, by crowds of people: The trial was kept secret because of the risk of public disorder.
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