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〔 pZˋtFb 〕


〔 pәˊtәːb 〕

Overview of verb perturb

The verb perturb has 4 senses

  • perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder -- (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")

  • perturb -- (disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom; "The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion")

  • perturb -- (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")

  • perturb, derange, throw out of kilter -- (throw into great confusion or disorder; "Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt")