WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
dis•com•bob•u•late /ˌdɪskəmˈbɑbyəˌleɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object],-lat•ed, -lat•ing. 

    to confuse; upset;
    frustrate:The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
dis•com•bob•u•la•tion /ˌdɪskəmˌbɑbyəˈleɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
dis•com•bob•u•late  (dis′kəm bobyə lāt′), 
v.t., -lat•ed, -lat•ing. 

    to confuse or disconcert;
    upset;
    frustrate:The speaker was completely discombobulated by the hecklers.
Etymology:
  • fanciful alteration of discompose or discomfort 1825–35, American.
dis′com•bob′u•lation, n. 


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