Definitions for perturb

Definitions for (verb) perturb

Main entry: derange, perturb, throw out of kilter

Definition: throw into great confusion or disorder

Usage: Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt

Main entry: distract, disorder, disquiet, perturb, trouble, unhinge, cark

Definition: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

Usage: She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

Main entry: perturb

Definition: cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull

Usage: The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet

Main entry: perturb

Definition: disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom

Usage: The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion

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