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noun disorder pronunciation in British English /dɪsˈɔː(r)də(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] an illness or medical condition

    He had treated her for a stomach disorder.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a situation in which people behave in a noisy or violent way in public, often as a protest against something
    public/civil disorder:

    The main problem is public disorder associated with late-night drinking.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] a situation in which things are not tidy
    in disorder:

    Everything was in disorder, but nothing seemed to have been taken.



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