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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Discomfit


DISCOMFIT, verb transitive [Latin , to fasten, to nail; to fix.] To rout; to defeat; to scatter in fight; to cause to flee; to vanquish.

Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. Exodus 17:13.

He, fugitive, declined superior strength, discomfited, pursued.

DISCOMFIT, noun Rout; dispersion; defeat; overthrow.