Definition of PERTURB

verb : PERTURB

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom; "The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion" ;

  • 3. (

    ) cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull; "The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet" ;

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