discombobulate

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verb dis·com·bob·u·late \ˌdis-kəm-ˈbä-b(y)ə-ˌlāt\

Definition of discombobulate

discombobulated

discombobulating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  upset, confuse <inventing cool new ways to discombobulate the old order — Kurt Andersen>

discombobulation

play \-ˌbä-b(y)ə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Examples of discombobulate in a sentence

  1. <our grandmother seems a bit discombobulated by all of this birthday fuss>

Origin and Etymology of discombobulate

probably alteration of discompose


First Known Use: circa 1916


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