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[ dis-awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -ohr- ]
/ dɪsˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ˈoʊr- /

verb (used with object), dis·o·ri·en·tat·ed, dis·o·ri·en·tat·ing.

to disorient.

Nearby words

disorganization, disorganize, disorganized, disorganized schizophrenia, disorient, disorientate, disorientation, disoriented, disown, disparage, disparagement

Origin of disorientate

First recorded in 1695–1705; dis-1 + orientate
Related formsdis·o·ri·en·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for disorientated

  • There were several facts about Olivia Guion that disorientated his points of view and set him looking for new ones.

    The Street Called Straight|Basil King

British Dictionary definitions for disorientated



/ (dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt) /

verb (tr)

to cause (someone) to lose his bearings
to perplex; confuse
Derived Formsdisorientation, noun
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