Definition of disorientate in English:

disorientate

verb

British
  • another term for disorient
    • ‘The one time we tried this, he was disorientated and reacted so violently that we decided it was in his best interest to be nursed at home.’
    • ‘Fog is a regular feature on the shoreline and walkers are easily disorientated by the shifting weather conditions and many have fallen foul of the sands.’
    • ‘He was disorientated at the sudden time change and growling darkly at the thought of the jet lag he was going to have for the next few weeks.’
    • ‘Debb led her through a maze of corridors, up stairs, through rooms, as if trying to confuse or disorientate her.’
    • ‘And after years of lost post and disorientated visitors, it seems the residents may finally have their way.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Perhaps he was disorientated and never went to the railway station at all.’
    • ‘I was disorientated but made my way to the bathroom where I started haemoraging from my nose and nearly collapsed.’
    • ‘However his enthusiasm soon waned when he became disorientated by the black and white print map.’
    • ‘But the smouldering bed linen would have given off cyanide fumes which, in addition to the alcohol, would have confused and disorientated Mr Cartledge, Mr Hinchliff concluded.’
    • ‘To be honest it's no time at all before I'm completely disorientated and it's only thanks to David literally dragging me around that we make it from one underwater location to another.’
    • ‘I know you tend to get lost in the airport but I'm as disorientated as you are.’
    • ‘The maze of twisting country lanes which surrounded the farm and connected it to the numerous villages and small towns nearby was confusing and disorientating.’
    • ‘Space couldn't have disorientated me more than this warm fog.’
    • ‘Sweat dripped down her brow and the darkness disorientated her.’
    • ‘The practice staff have nurtured Princess back to health and they are sure she must have been disorientated and lost her way.’
    • ‘When you wake up from such a short sleep you are really disorientated and don't know where you are.’
    • ‘The Carlow girl explained that for almost three days afterwards she was disorientated, experiencing cold and hot sweats and had bruises all over her body from where her friends had tried to keep her standing.’
    • ‘When he finally regained full consciousness, he was temporarily disorientated by his surroundings.’
    • ‘The lack of any illumination surprised and disorientated him.’
    confused, bewildered, perplexed, nonplussed, at a loss, in a state of confusion, in a muddle
    lost, adrift, astray, off-course, off-track, having lost one's bearings, going round in circles
    all over the place, not knowing whether one is coming or going
    wildered, mazed
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Pronunciation:

disorientate

/disˈôrēənˌtāt/