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.
Origin of disorient
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Related Words for disorientdisturb, complicate, discombobulate, befuddle, perturb, clutter, derange, fluster, dumbfound, bewilder, puzzle, muddle, distract, baffle, daze, stupefy, intoxicate, disorient, perplex, impair
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Contemporary Examples of disorient
All this artful excess seems intended to disorient and disinhibit guests descending from the busy theater district above.Interactive Play ‘Queen of the Night’ Opens at Restored Diamond Horseshoe Club
December 31, 2013
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