disoriented

[ dis-awr-ee-en-tid, -ohr- ]
/ dɪsˈɔr iˌɛn tɪd, -ˈoʊr- /

adjective

confused as to time or place; out of touch: therapy for disoriented patients.

Origin of disoriented

Definition for disoriented (2 of 2)

disorient

[ dis-awr-ee-ent, -ohr- ]
/ dɪsˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr- /

verb (used with object)

to cause to lose one's way: The strange streets disoriented him.
to confuse by removing or obscuring something that has guided a person, group, or culture, as customs, moral standards, etc.: Society has been disoriented by changing values.
Psychiatry. to cause to lose perception of time, place, or one's personal identity.

Origin of disorient

1645–55; < French désorienter, equivalent to dés- dis-1 + orienter to orient
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