[dis-awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -ohr-]
- to disorient.
Origin of disorientate
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Examples from the Web for disorientation
During the height of the crisis, Westergaard described the disorientation and dislocation of living under guard.The Repentant Radical
September 17, 2013
Evident in Twilight Visions is the disorientation between the changing physical city and its effect on cultural habits.Dreaming of Paris
January 28, 2010
The sense of disorientation set up by the tractors was subsiding.Alarm Clock
Everett B. Cole
This morning, however, the sense of disorientation did not pass with full wakefulness.Monkey On His Back
Charles V. De Vet
There was an elusive sense of disorientation, a feeling of something overlooked.The Short Life
The feeling of disorientation and foreignness was new to Perry.Makers
Disorientation is a state of mental confusion as to time, place, or identity.Applied Psychology for Nurses
Mary F. Porter
- to cause (someone) to lose his bearings
- to perplex; confuse
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Word Origin and History for disorientation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Loss of one's sense of direction, position, or relationship with one's surroundings.
- A temporary or permanent state of confusion regarding place, time, or personal identity.
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