disorientate

[dis-awr-ee-uhn-teyt, -ohr-]
verb (used with object), disorientated, disorientating.

Origin:
1695–1705; dis-1 + orientate

disorientation, noun
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disorientate or disorient (dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  to cause (someone) to lose his bearings
2.  to perplex; confuse
 
disorient or disorient
 
vb
 
disorien'tation or disorient
 
n

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disorientation dis·o·ri·en·ta·tion (dĭs-ôr'ē-ěn-tā'shən)
n.

  1. Loss of one's sense of direction, position, or relationship with one's surroundings.

  2. A temporary or permanent state of confusion regarding place, time, or personal identity.

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Example sentences
The ground is tilted at odd angles, creating a sense of disorientation.
Another danger the hatchlings face is what's called disorientation.
City dwellers can attest to the disorientation caused by light clutter, or
  groupings of bright lights.
The drug acts as a stimulant and causes hallucinations and disorientation.
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