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Discompose Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    discompose v : cause to lose one's composure [syn: upset, untune, disconcert, discomfit]
Discompose Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Discompose \Dis`com*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Discomposing.] [Pref. dis- + compose: cf. OF. decomposer, F. d['e]composer.]
  1. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up. Or discomposed the headdress of a prude. --Pope.
  2. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate. Opposition . . . discomposeth the mind's serenity. --Glanvill.
  3. To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace. [Obs.] --Bacon. Syn: To disorder; derange; unsettle; disturb; disconcert; agitate; ruffle; fret; vex.
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