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tr.v. dis·com·posed, dis·com·pos·ing, dis·com·pos·es
1. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
2. To put into a state of disorder.
dis′com·pos′ed·ly (-pō′zĭd-lē) adv.
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1. to disturb the composure of; disconcert
2. rare to disarrange
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v.t. -posed, -pos•ing.
1. to upset the order of; disarrange.
2. to disturb the composure of; agitate; perturb.
dis`com•po′sure (-ʒər) n.
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Past participle: discomposed
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|Verb||1.||discompose - cause to lose one's composure |
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
dissolve - cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
afflict - cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"
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