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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gar·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Garbled p. pr. & vb. n. Garbling.]
 1. To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt; as, to garble spices. [Obs.]
 2. To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 garbled
      adj : lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of
            instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the
            world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered
            thoughts" [syn: confused, disconnected, disjointed,
             disordered, illogical, scattered, unconnected]