Pronunciation: (di-shev'ul), [key]
—v.t., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling.
1. to let down, as hair, or wear or let hang in loose disorder, as clothing.
2. to cause untidiness and disarray in: The wind disheveled the papers on the desk.
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