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disorder noun

1 untidy state

ADJ. complete

VERB + DISORDER throw sth into The country was thrown into disorder by the strikes.

PREP. in ~ He died suddenly, leaving his financial affairs in complete disorder.

PHRASES a state of disorder

2 violent behaviour

ADJ. major, serious | widespread | violent | civil, crowd, public, social | political

QUANT. outbreak There have been outbreaks of serious public disorder.

VERB + DISORDER create, lead to | quell Troops were sent in to quell the disorder. | prevent new restrictions aimed at preventing social disorder

3 illness

ADJ. serious, severe | chronic | common, rare | genetic, inherited | blood, brain, etc. | circulatory, eating, etc. Anorexia is a common eating disorder. | behavioural, emotional, mental, nervous, personality, physical, psychiatric, psychological

VERB + DISORDER have, suffer from She suffers from a rare blood disorder. | treat

DISORDER + VERB affect sth disorders affecting the very old, such as senile dementia > Special page at ILLNESS