(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomposed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Discomposing.] [Pref. dis- + compose: cf. OF. decomposer, F. dcomposer.] 1. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.
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Or discomposed the headdress of a prude.
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2. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.
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Opposition . . . discomposeth the mind's serenity.
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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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