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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·com·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomposed p. pr. & vb. n. Discomposing.]
 1. To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.
    Or discomposed the headdress of a prude.   --Pope.
 2. To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.
    Opposition . . . discomposeth the mind's serenity.   --Glanvill.
 3. To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To disorder; derange; unsettle; disturb; disconcert; agitate; ruffle; fret; vex.