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Meaning of perturb

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or
           alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her
           father was seriously ill" [syn: {perturb}, {unhinge},
           {disquiet}, {trouble}, {cark}, {distract}, {disorder}]
      2: disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or
         atom; "The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion"
      3: cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically
         regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed
         or extraordinary gravitational pull; "The orbits of these
         stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet"
      4: throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental
         Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria
         and Egypt" [syn: {perturb}, {derange}, {throw out of kilter}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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