Damage could work either way--assailants could theoretically discombobulate
the automated control system running supply lines to cause physical damage by letting product run loose --or they could cause physical damage to the pipelines so operators lose control of the control system.
LISTENING to the Wimbledon commentators can discombobulate
the old brainbox as much as watching Andy Murray.
I feel the same about words at risk of fading into extinction - pixelate, twattling, discombobulate
- words which I then try to shoehorn into prose regularly.
. That's the word Kim had to say three times on I'm A Celeb and she did it so well, even though she admitted she wasn't sure it was a real word.
Kimwonabottleofchampagne when she completed the secret task of slipping the word "discombobulate
" into conversations with each of the camp-mates.
See what I mean, Women's quarter-finals day is enough to discombobulate
In Mark Hughes, 1996, the weird double exposures of a tan, musclebound, white thong-bulging creature juxtapose his ghostly head near his package; they at once celebrate and discombobulate
what are thought to be identifiable, even quantifiable, structures--masculinity, stardom, success.
Elvis; Preseli; blue; stones; jailhouse; teddy-bear; appreciate; liaise; regard; discombobulate
; pulchritude; radiant; beaming; Tesco.