AskDefine | Define discombobulate

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discombobulate

Verb

1 cause to be confused emotionally [syn: bewilder, bemuse, throw]
2 be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher" [syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound]

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Etymology

A 19th-century US coinage, probably based on discompose, discomfit, etc.

Pronunciation

  • /dɪskəm'bɒbjʊleɪt/

Verb

  1. In the context of "transitive|jocular": To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.

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