Pronunciation: (un-hinj'), [key]
v.t., -hinged, -hing•ing.
1. to remove (a door or the like) from hinges.
2. to open wide by or as if by removing supporting hinges: to unhinge one's jaws.
3. to upset; unbalance; disorient; throw into confusion or turmoil: to unhinge the mind.
4. to dislocate or disrupt the normal operation of; unsettle: to unhinge plans.
5. to detach or separate from something.
6. to cause to waver or vacillate: to unhinge supporters of conservative policies.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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