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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ruf·fle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruffled p. pr. & vb. n. Ruffling ]
 1. To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
 2. To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt.
 3. To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion.
    The fantastic revelries . . . that so often ruffled the placid bosom of the Nile.   --I. Taylor.
    She smoothed the ruffled seas.   --Dryden.
 4. To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
    [the swan] ruffles her pure cold plume.   --Tennyson.
 5. Mil. To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.
 6. To discompose; to agitate; to disturb.
    These ruffle the tranquillity of the mind.   --Sir W. Hamilton.
 But, ever after, the small violence done
 Rankled in him and ruffled all his heart.   --Tennyson.
 7. To throw into disorder or confusion.
 Where best
 He might the ruffled foe infest.   --Hudibras.
 8. To throw together in a disorderly manner. [R.]
    I ruffled up falen leaves in heap.   --Chapman
 To ruffle the feathers of, to exite the resentment of; to irritate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: shaken into waves or undulations as by wind; "the rippled
             surface of the pond"; "with ruffled flags flying"
             [syn: rippled]
      2: having decorative ruffles or frills [syn: frilled, frilly]