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discompose

[dis-kuh m-pohz] /ˌdɪs kəmˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), discomposed, discomposing.
1.
to upset the order of; disarrange; disorder; unsettle:
The breeze discomposed the bouquet.
2.
to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb:
The bad news discomposed us.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; dis-1 + compose
Related forms
discomposedly, adverb
discomposingly, adverb
undiscomposed, adjective
Synonyms
2. discomfit, disconcert.
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discompose

/ˌdɪskəmˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to disturb the composure of; disconcert
2.
(rare) to disarrange
Derived Forms
discomposedly, adverb
discomposingly, adverb
discomposure, noun
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