• WordNet 3.6
    • v discombobulate be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly "These questions confuse even the experts","This question completely threw me","This question befuddled even the teacher"
    • v discombobulate cause to be confused emotionally
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In literature:

A personal assault by you on me will wake these people up and discombobulate Goldsmith.
"A House-Boat on the Styx" by John Kendrick Bangs
His whole ideas and feelings were discombobulated.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
Oh, Canada, dear Canada, we shall not discombobulate Ourselves concerning JONATHAN.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, VOL. 100. Feb. 28, 1891" by Various

In news:

Discombobulated Janerator / What Now.
More on 12-Dimensional Chess and the Discombobulation of Mitt Romney.
This confusion has discombobulated the country since Grover Cleveland.
But it's a journey as discombobulating as any undertaken by Alice in Wonderland.
NEUTRINOS possess a seemingly endless capacity to discombobulate.
A juniper crucifix is just the kind of stupid thing Yacht could implement to actually discombobulate their valiant opponents.
Well, even on the worst of mornings, I don't think I've ever felt this discombobulated.
Celebratory fireworks likely sent thousands of discombobulated blackbirds into such a tizzy that they crashed into homes, cars and each other before plummeting to their deaths in central Arkansas, scientists say.
More on 12- Dimensional Chess and the Discombobulation of Mitt Romney.
Who's ready to give a big whoop about the discombobulated Los Angeles Lakers .
He gets all discombobulated when he sees Silver and Blue.

In science:

If both winds strongly cool, it is possible that the WCR disrupts and breaks up into a mass of cold dense blobs, each surrounded by oblique shocks as they are impacted by the supersonic winds (i.e. the WCR “discombobulates” - Kris Davidson, personal communication).
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
In both the “collapse” and “discombobulation” scenarios mentioned above, it may take some considerable time to re-establish a bona-fide WCR.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Reevaluate could alter the value of the passed Entity, which could change the result of the Discombobulate call.
Functional Programming and Security
Mangle will always perform a call to Reevaluate, but will only sometimes perform a call to Discombobulate.
Functional Programming and Security
If the caller expects Discombobulate to be called for every invocation, this could lead to unexpected behaviour.
Functional Programming and Security