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Definition of disorient verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    disorient

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪsˈɔriɛnt//
     
    (also disorientate
    NAmE//dɪsˈɔriənˌteɪt//
     
    )
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disorient he / she / it disorients past simple disoriented -ing form disorienting
     
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  1. 1disorient somebody to make someone unable to recognize where they are or where they should go The darkness had disoriented him.
  2. 2disorient somebody to make someone feel confused Ex-soldiers can be disoriented by the transition to civilian life. compare Orient
disoriented
 
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adjective She felt shocked and totally disoriented.
disorientation
 
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NAmE//dɪsˌɔriənˈteɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]