disorder

noun
1 untidy state; lack of order
ADJECTIVE
complete
VERB + DISORDER
throw sth into

The country was thrown into disorder by the strikes.

PREPOSITION
in disorder

He died suddenly, leaving his financial affairs in complete disorder.

PHRASES
a state of disorder
2 violent behaviour/behavior
ADJECTIVE
serious (esp. BrE)
widespread
violent (esp. BrE)
alcohol-related, drink-related (both BrE)

the pressures on police caused by drink-related disorder

civil, crowd (BrE), public (esp. BrE), social
political
youth (BrE)

problems of youth disorder in our cities

… OF DISORDER
outbreak (esp. BrE)

There have been outbreaks of serious public disorder.

VERB + DISORDER
create, lead to
quell

Troops were sent in to quell the disorder.

combat, curb, tackle (all esp. BrE)

The initiative aims to tackle alcohol-related disorder in towns.

tolerate (esp. BrE)

The police will not tolerate disorder of any kind on our streets.

prevent

new restrictions aimed at preventing social disorder

3 illness
ADJECTIVE
serious, severe
chronic
common, rare
genetic, inherited
blood, brain, etc.
circulatory, eating, etc.

Anorexia is a common eating disorder.

physical
behavioural/behavioral, emotional, mental, nervous, neurological, personality, psychiatric, psychological
attention deficit, bipolar, obsessive compulsive, post-traumatic stress, seasonal affective, etc.
VERB + DISORDER
have, suffer from

She suffers from a rare blood disorder.

develop

Some people develop psychological disorders as a result of trauma.

cause

the argument that thin models in magazines cause eating disorders

prevent

Consumption of fatty acids may help prevent the disorder.

treat
diagnose

Her doctor diagnosed a thyroid disorder.

DISORDER + VERB
affect sth

disorders affecting the very old, such as senile dementia

PREPOSITION
disorder of

disorders of the digestive system


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