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    perturb - Dictionary definition and meaning for word perturb

    (verb) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    Synonyms : cark , disorder , disquiet , distract , trouble , unhinge
    Example Sentence
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
    (verb) disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
    Example Sentence
    • The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion
    (verb) cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull
    Example Sentence
    • The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet
    (verb) throw into great confusion or disorder
    Example Sentence
    • Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for perturb

perturb sounds like "disturb"

TUB== in a washing tub you mix washing powder and agiate the water.

per+turb = pertaining turbulance

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per-turbe ~ per-disturbe. disturb means disturb normally and perturbe means disturb greatly


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