dishevel

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Old French descheveler

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dishevel (third-person singular simple present dishevels, present participle disheveling or dishevelling, simple past and past participle disheveled or dishevelled)

  1. (transitive) To throw into disorder; upheave.
  2. (transitive) To disarrange or loosen (hair, clothing, etc.).
    • Spenser
      With garments rent and hair dishevelled, / Wringing her hands and making piteous moan.
    • Cowper
      Like the fair flower dishevelled in the wind.

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