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Definition of disorientate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disorientate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪt//
     
    (British English) (also disorient
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːrient//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːrient//
     
    North American English, British English
    )
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disorientate
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪt//
     
    he / she / it disorientates
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪts//
     
    past simple disorientated
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
     
    past participle disorientated
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form disorientating
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɔːriənteɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1disorientate somebody to make somebody unable to recognize where they are or where they should go The darkness had disorientated him.
  2. 2disorientate somebody to make somebody feel confused Ex-soldiers can be disorientated by the transition to civilian life.
  3. compare orient