Definition of discompose:
chagrin, humiliate, humble, tip over, daunt, bewilder, overturn, unsettle, tump over, shame, discomfit, rattle, flurry, put off, dishearten, knock over, calm, swage, study at disturb, embarrass, untune, abash, turn over, upset, distract, rock, fluster, bowl over, disconcert, disquiet, mortify, overawe.
- aggravate (part of speech: verb)
derange (part of speech: verb)
And that also such Liquors, as we have been speaking of, may greatly Discompose the Textures of many Bodies, and thereby alter the Disposition of their Superficial parts, the great Commotion made in Metalls, and several other Bodies by Aqua- fortis, Oyl of Vitriol, and other Saline Menstruums, may easily perswade us, and what such Vary'd Situations of Parts may do towards the Diversifying of the manner of their Reflecting the Light, may be Guess'd in some Measure by the Beating of Transparent Glass into a White Powder, but farr better by the Experiments lately Pointed at, and hereafter Deliver'd, as the Producing and Destroying Colours by the means of subtil Saline Liquors, by whose Affusion the Parts of other Liquors are manifestly both Agitated, and likewise Dispos'd after another manner than they were before such Affusion.- "Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664)", Robert Boyle.
- "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)", Isaac Disraeli.
Near them stood- models of patience- four oxen, looking as if the cold air could never discompose them, and attached to a sled whose strong runners seemed to defy any weight that could be heaped upon them.- "Papers from Overlook-House", Casper Almore.