[ dis-awr-ee-ent, -ohr- ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cause to lose one's way: The strange streets disoriented him.

  2. 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.

  1. Psychiatry. to cause to lose perception of time, place, or one's personal identity.

Origin of disorient

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

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