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Line breaks: dis|orien|tate
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈɔːrɪɛnteɪt

Definition of disorientate in English:


[with object] (often as adjective disorientated) British
1Cause (someone) to lose their sense of direction: when he emerged into the street he was totally disorientated
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  • You are totally disorientated but are told to keep focusing on the red dot, then at the spot vacated by the red dot when it's switched off.
  • And after years of lost post and disorientated visitors, it seems the residents may finally have their way.
  • I know you tend to get lost in the airport but I'm as disorientated as you are.
confused, bewildered, perplexed, nonplussed, at a loss, (all) at sea, in a state of confusion, in a muddle;
lost, adrift, astray, off-course, off-track, having lost one's bearings, going round in circles
informal all over the place, not knowing whether one is coming or going
archaic wildered, mazed
1.1Make (someone) feel confused: being near him made her feel weak and disorientated
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  • It's been so long since I've had a day where I had nothing to do except please myself that I felt a little confused and disorientated.
  • Very often these patients can be confused and disorientated and can lash out and hospital security staff need to get involved.
  • Confused and disorientated, they struggle to comprehend the bewildering party decrees of revolutionary achievements and industrial progress.



Pronunciation: /-ˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Within the walls, the narrow streets twist tourists around, causing confusion and disorientation.
  • Not knowing what she was going to do, and overcome with sudden nervousness and disorientation, she slid down to the floor and held her head in her hands.
  • There may also be drowsiness, fits and confusion or disorientation.

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