disorganize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disorganize remove the organization from
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest word in the Finnish language, that isn't a compound word, is 'epaejaerjestelmaellistyttaemaettoemyydellaensaekaeaen'. In English it means 'even with their lack of ability to disorganize'.
    • v. t Disorganize To destroy the organic structure or regular system of (a government, a society, a party, etc.); to break up (what is organized); to throw into utter disorder; to disarrange. "Lyford . . . attempted to disorganize the church."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disorganize To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of the parts of; throw into confusion or disorder.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + organize,: cf. F. désorganiser,

Usage

In literature:

There is no doubt that the continuation of the war had completely disorganized the financial administration.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
By it the Greeks were utterly disorganized.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
It was a case of perfect organization against disorganization and mutual distrust.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
In his disorganized state of nerves even Ed's friendliness was a kind of torture.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
In a few years the branches begin to crumble because of the disorganizing effect of the mycelium in the wood.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
But you most certainly can't make the team if you're going to be a disorganizer.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
My brain, disorganized, reeling with doubt, will madden me to death.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
The main body may be much disorganized and fatigued, necessitating long halts and a slow marching rate.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
So he came back to England with his fleet disorganized, demoralized, and crippled, and covered with military disgrace.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
It becomes disorganized, sporadic, whimsical, and experimental.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
The materials of the seed must be decomposed, and the seed disorganized, before a plant can sprout from it.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Just out of Castle Garden, and it's because of the city improvements disorganizing traffic they're bringing them this way.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
But the letter and the action of the Government which followed it certainly disorganized Conroy's plans and hustled McNeice.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
The whole fabric of society was utterly disorganized.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Fought out, when everything was disorganized?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
His fiscal regime, particularly after France engaged in her duel with the House of Hapsburg, was disorganized and intolerable.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
But the South is, for the present, handicapped by disturbed conditions and a disorganized labor system.
"A Captain in the Ranks" by George Cary Eggleston
The army was so completely disorganized that not even the victorious enemy could make head or tail of it.
"The Lion of Janina" by Mór Jókai
But it's all disorganized.
"No Strings Attached" by Lester del Rey
In disorganized hordes they battened on Rome and melted away there in excesses.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
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In news:

To an outsider, the wide boulevards and fierce jumble of humanity look arid and disorganized.
The scheduled student ticket pull for the Texas A&M men's basketball game against the University of Texas was postponed just after midnight Thursday when university officials deemed the situation disorganized.
Disorganization , Suggests Survey.
Isaac remains disorganized , but intensification will occur.
Some of the biggest mayhem at NATO summit so far is disorganized protesters.
Occupy's 4-Month Anniversary Protest: Small, Disorganized and in D.C.
In disorganized surge, Libya's rebels push west along shifting front line.
The Turkish cavalry seemed to be everywhere at once as the Norman Crusader commander, Bohemond of Taranto, tried to form his disorganized and surprised troops into battle order.
The disparate opposition groups that have materialized during the eight months of Syria's uprising have been criticized as fragmented , disorganized and lacking a clear vision for the country.
McLennan County Commissioner Lester Gibson aptly summed up the month-long 2013 county governmental budgeting process recently when he told the court it was a "hodgepodge" of disorganized days.
In some evidence rooms, chaos and disorganization make searches futile.
Scouting's efforts to keep abusers out were often disorganized.
A disorganized or confused collection of things.
A disorganized or disorderly crowd of people: mob.
Because of that, my refrigerator looks more like a pantry—a very full, disorganized pantry.
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In science:

Increasing further the number of elements or alternatively the number of relations often leads to a complete ”disorganization” and the stochastic approach becomes a good description of the system behavior.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
In classical handbooks of experimental psychology, (see e.g. ) as the verbal explanation of the YDL usually the following argument was drawn: since excessive raising of arousal leads to essential disorganization of behavior of individual therefore the execution of task in such situation should be worse.
Simple Quantum Model of Learning Explains the Yerkes-Dodson Law in Psychology
Indeed, above 7 keV the eclipse ingress, while somewhat disorganized, occurs on the totality-side of the spike.
Possible Magnetic Activity in the Low Mass X-ray Binary EXO 0748-676
Given the low signal levels in existing images of LAEs and the likely ”disorganized” nature of many of these ob jects, it would be premature to develop a new classification scheme.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
There have been obvious cases of users pushing political agendas, usually in a disorganized fashion, on pages of high controversy, such as George W.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
The ions follow a coherent orbit for a couple of gyration cycles, becoming progressively more disorganized as the instability broadens their momentum distribution and drains their energy into magnetosonic waves.
On the Coupling of Rotation Powered Pulsars to Plerionic Nebulae
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