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disorient

[ dis-awr-ee-ent, -ohr- ]
/ dɪsˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr- /
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verb (used with object)
to cause to lose one's way: The strange streets disoriented him.
to confuse by removing or obscuring something that has guided a person, group, or culture, as customs, moral standards, etc.: Society has been disoriented by changing values.
Psychiatry. to cause to lose perception of time, place, or one's personal identity.
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Origin of disorient

1645–55; <French désorienter, equivalent to dés-dis-1 + orienter to orient
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