[ dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt ]
/ ˌdɪs kəmˈbɒb yəˌleɪt /
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verb (used with object), dis·com·bob·u·lat·ed, dis·com·bob·u·lat·ing.
to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate: The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
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OTHER WORDS FROM discombobulatedis·com·bob·u·la·tion, noun
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How to use discombobulate in a sentence
And this bit of information that they had discovered that started the discombobulation process of Nixon – the stuff about Colson.
British Dictionary definitions for discombobulate
/ (ˌdɪskəmˈbɒbjʊˌleɪt) /
(tr) informal, mainly US and Canadian to throw into confusion
Word Origin for discombobulate
C20: probably a whimsical alteration of discompose or discomfit
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