Discolorate to Discontinuous
(Dis*col"or*ate) v. t. To discolor. [R.] Fuller.
(Dis*col`or*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. decoloration.]
1. The act of discoloring, or the state of being discolored; alteration of hue or appearance. Darwin.
2. A discolored spot; a stain. Arbuthnot.
1. Altered in color; stained.
2. Variegated; of divers colors. [R.]
That ever wore discolored arms.Chapman.
(Dis*com"fit) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomfited; p. pr. & vb. n. Discomfiting.] [OF. desconfit,
p. p. of desconfire, F. déconfire; fr. L. dis- + conficere to make ready, prepare, bring about. See Comfit,
1. To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.
And his proud foes discomfit in victorious field.Spenser.
2. To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.
Well, go with me and be not so discomfited.Shak.
Syn. To defeat; overthrow; overpower; vanquish; conquer; baffle; frustrate; confound; discourage.
(Dis*com"fit), a. Discomfited; overthrown. [Obs.]
(Dis*com"fit), n. Rout; overthrow; discomfiture.
Such a discomfit as shall quite despoil him.Milton.
(Dis*com"fi*ture) n. [OF. desconfiture, F. déconfiture. See Discomfort, v. t., and cf. Comfiture.]
The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and
Every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.1 Sam. xiv. 20.
A hope destined to end . . . in discomfiture and disgrace.Macaulay.
(Dis*com"fort) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discomforted; p. pr. & vb. n. Discomforting.] [OF. desconforter,
F. déconforter, to discourage; pref. des- (L dis-) + conforter. See Comfort.]
1. To discourage; to deject.
His funeral shall not be in our camp,Shak.
Lest it discomfort us.
2. To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive of quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky
chimney discomforts a family.
(Dis*com"fort), n. [OF. desconfort, F. déconfort. See Discomfort, v. t.]
1. Discouragement. [Obs.] Shak.