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dis·ar·ray / ˌdisəˈrā/ • n. a state of disorganization or untidiness: her gray hair was in disarray | his plans have been thrown into disarray. • v. [tr.] 1. throw (someone or something) into a state of disorganization or untidiness: the inspection disarrayed the usual schedule. 2. poetic/lit. strip (someone) of clothing: attendant damsels to help to disarray her.

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disarray

disarray XIV. — AN. *desarei, OF. desaroi; see DIS- 2, ARRAY.

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