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Verb disorientate has 1 sense
  1. disorient, disorientate - cause to be lost or disoriented
    --1 is one way to confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody

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Part of speech: verb


  1. To cause someone to lose one's sense of direction or position.
  2. To confuse or perplex someone mentally.


"Disorientate" is a verb that is commonly used to describe the act of causing someone to become lost or confused both physically and mentally. It can refer to a loss of spatial orientation as well as a state of mental confusion.


  1. Walking through the forest at night can easily disorientate even the most experienced hiker.
  2. The sudden change in the weather disorientated the captain, making it difficult for him to navigate the ship.
  3. The complex instructions disorientated the students, causing them to struggle during the exam.

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