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[dis-awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -ohr-]
verb (used with object), dis·o·ri·en·tat·ed, dis·o·ri·en·tat·ing.
  1. to disorient.
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Origin of disorientate

First recorded in 1695–1705; dis-1 + orientate
Related formsdis·o·ri·en·ta·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for disorientated

Historical Examples

  • 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



verb (tr)
  1. to cause (someone) to lose his bearings
  2. to perplex; confuse
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Derived Formsdisorientation, noun
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