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perturb (verb), perturbs; perturbed; perturbing
1. To disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; to agitate: Mike's parents were perturbed by the low grades he got on his report card in school.
2. To cause someone to be worried or upset: It is perturbing to Andy's mother and father that he is thinking about not going to school anymore.
3. To make uneasy or anxious: Helena's teacher was perturbed by the lack of interest of his students in his chemistry class.
4. Etymology: from Latin perturbare, "to confuse, to disturb"; from a combination of per-, "through" + turbare, "to disturb, to confuse, to throw into disorder."
To greatly upset or to agitate.
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To significantly make uneasy or anxious.
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