Pronunciation: (di-stûrbd'), [key]
1. marked by symptoms of mental illness: a disturbed personality.
2. agitated or distressed; disrupted: disturbed seas; a disturbed situation.
(used with a pl. v.) persons who exhibit symptoms of neurosis or psychosis (usually prec. by the).
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