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      vb   tr; often passive  
1    to disturb the composure of; trouble  
2    to throw into disorder  
3      (Physics, astronomy)   to cause (a planet, electron, etc.) to undergo a perturbation  
     (C14: from Old French pertourber, from Latin perturbare to confuse, from per- (intensive) + turbare to agitate, from turba confusion)  
  perturbable      adj  
  perturbably      adv  
  perturbing      adj  
  perturbingly      adv  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    agitate, alarm, bother, discompose, disconcert, discountenance, disquiet, disturb, faze, fluster, ruffle, trouble, unnerve, unsettle, upset, vex, worry  
2    confuse, disarrange, disorder, muddle, unsettle  

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