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dis·turb  (d-stûrb)
tr.v. dis·turbed, dis·turb·ing, dis·turbs
1. To break up or destroy the tranquillity or settled state of: Subterranean fires and deep unrest disturb the whole area (Rachel Carson).
2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset.
3.
a. To interfere with; interrupt: noise that disturbed my sleep.
b. To intrude on; inconvenience: Constant calls disturbed her work.
4. To put out of order; disarrange.

[Middle English distourben, from Old French destourber, from Latin disturbre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin turbre, to agitate (from turba, confusion, probably from Greek turb).]

dis·turber n.
dis·turbing·ly adv.
disturbing

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