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disorientate

[dis-awr-ee-uh n-teyt, -ohr-] /dɪsˈɔr i ənˌteɪt, -ˈoʊr-/
verb (used with object), disorientated, disorientating.
1.
to disorient.
Origin of disorientate
1695-1705
1695-1705; dis-1 + orientate
Related forms
disorientation, noun
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  • There were several facts about Olivia Guion that disorientated his points of view and set him looking for new ones.

British Dictionary definitions for disorientated

disorientate

/dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to cause (someone) to lose his bearings
2.
to perplex; confuse
Derived Forms
disorientation, noun
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