from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To throw into a state of confusion. See Synonyms at confuse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to cause to be confused; confuse emotionally.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
- v. cause to be confused emotionally
Years ago, while living in California, I heard the word "discombobulate'" and have been using it ever since, when in a state of chaos.
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Tennessee's Ron Slay vowed to "discombobulate" Kentucky, but the Volunteers could not slow down the Wildcats 'express.
Camara joked that he did not know what the word "discombobulate" meant.
Kim was given the secret task of artfully slipping the tongue-twisting word 'discombobulate' into conversations with each of the camp mates without any of them twigging there was anything awry.
The term comes from "discombobulate", which means to confuse or frustrate, and Google.
'discombobulate' into separate conversations with each of the other celebrities without them suspecting that she was up to something.
Far more than sex, it's the teeth brushing, the peeing, the tiny intimacies that discombobulate me.
Running off to the race track -- on their wedding day, no less -- is sure to discombobulate him.
Their dark skins discombobulate those badly infected with the ideological virus of political correctness.
Forbes: Let's then get to the whole thing on "too big to fail," or perhaps a better way, too complex to fail because you don't have to be very big to as we saw with long-term capital management to discombobulate the whole system.