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