perturb vs. disturb – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Perturb

Definition:

disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

Examples:

She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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Disturb

Definition:

interfere with the usual arrangement of something or interrupt someone's sleep or make someone anxious

Examples:

Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!

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