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- another term for disorientate
- ‘For loving, spontaneous, secure family relationships to exist at all depends upon parents telling their children stories about family life that make sense to them - not that confuse and disorient them.’
- ‘Combat is also an extremely noisy, chaotic, confusing, and disorienting place which can overload the soldier's senses.’
- ‘To test the lobsters' navigation abilities, researchers Boles and Lohmann developed complicated measures to disorient and confuse the animals.’
- ‘It's a fantastic way to really confuse and disorient someone.’
- ‘Superficially, it's about the relatively recent phenomenon of women's boxing, but it's so slow and obvious that it couldn't disorient the most befuddled member of the audience.’
- ‘Discovering that a peculiarity of motor manufacturing means that I have to pay to replace the entire exhaust system on my car rather than the single part that's fallen off disorients me even further.’
- ‘(Such a conflation highlights why terrorism can only confuse and disorient the broad mass of working people).’
- ‘Portable strobe lights can distract or disorient the suspect and may cause temporary visual impairment.’
- ‘She points out that the food and beverage industry has become quite adept at playing a game of semantics that disorients overworked state legislators and confuses the general public.’
- ‘It is possible, after all, that we are all so accustomed to Hollywood comedy and straightforward storytelling, that any other type of film-making disorients our intellect and turns us off.’
- ‘The people move slowly enough to annoy me but quickly enough to disorient me.’
- ‘Thrashing instructors simulate the hazards of combat by trying to disorient, distract and even wrangle masks or the snorkel from a ‘buddy’ team.’
- ‘Erasure of reference points disorients memory and identity.’
- ‘This confuses and disorients people, breeding a climate of suspicion and mistrust.’
- ‘The most triumphant princes are those ‘who have been able to confuse and disorient men's brains.’’
- ‘The hotel-room mirrors were so disorienting she couldn't find the bathroom.’
- ‘The murder of innocent civilians enrages, disorients and confuses the public.’
- ‘To confuse, disorient or otherwise debilitate a person through chemicals or electronically, is not to control that person.’
- ‘Rather, the work disorients and destabilises any viewing through those familiar signs.’
- ‘If the theory is true, perhaps artificial fields could be generated to confuse or disorient the mites and reduce the damage they cause to people and agriculture.’
Mid 17th century: from French désorienter ‘turn from the east’.
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