AskDefine | Define unbalance

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1 a state of disequilibrium (as may occur in cases of inner ear disease) [syn: imbalance, instability] [ant: balance]
2 a state of mental disturbance and disorientation [syn: derangement, mental unsoundness]


1 throw out of balance or equilibrium; "The tax relief unbalanced the budget"; "The primadonna unbalances the smooth work in our department" [ant: balance]
2 derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane; "The death of his parents unbalanced him" [syn: derange]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To cause to be out of balance.
    If you put that weight on the edge of the try, it will unbalance it and dump all the dishes on the floor.

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