disorientate

[ 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.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for disorientation

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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Medical definitions for disorientation

disorientation
[ dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕn-tāshən ]

n.

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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