disorientate

[ dis-awr-ee-uhn-teyt, -ohr- ]
/ dɪsˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ˈoʊr- /
See synonyms for: disorientate / disorientation on Thesaurus.com

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

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Origin of disorientate

First recorded in 1695–1705; dis-1 + orientate

OTHER WORDS FROM disorientate

dis·o·ri·en·ta·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for disorientate

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

British Dictionary definitions for disorientate

disorientate

disorient

/ (dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt) /

verb (tr)

to cause (someone) to lose his bearings
to perplex; confuse

Derived forms of disorientate

disorientation, noun
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