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discombobulate (ˌdɪskəmˈbɒbjʊˌleɪt Pronunciation for discombobulate

Definitions

verb

  1. (transitive) (informal, mainly US & Canadian) to throw into confusion

Word Origin

C20: probably a whimsical alteration of discompose or discomfit

Example Sentences Including 'discombobulate'

There was nothing there to discombobulate the mandarins of the Revenue, if it had not been for the fact that the newlyweds were both female.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)

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