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  • Disorientate — Dis*o ri*en*tate, v. t. To turn away from the east, or (figuratively) from the right or the truth. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disorientate — [dɪsˈɔːriənˌteɪt] or disorient [dɪsˈɔːriənt] verb [T] to make someone confused about where they are or what direction they are moving in disorientation [dɪsˌɔːriənˈteɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • disorientate — ► VERB ▪ cause (someone) to lose their sense of direction or feel confused. DERIVATIVES disorientated adjective disorientation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disorientate — UK [dɪsˈɔːrɪənteɪt] / US [dɪsˈɔrɪənˌteɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms disorientate : present tense I/you/we/they disorientate he/she/it disorientates present participle disorientating past tense disorientated past participle disorientated 1) to… …   English dictionary

  • disorientate — disorient, disorientate Both verbs have a long history (disorient being first recorded in 1655, disorientate in 1704) and both are still in use meaning ‘to confuse (someone) as to whereabouts’. In most contexts disorient, being shorter, is… …   Modern English usage

  • disorientate — verb Alternate form of disorient. Ideas often disorientate a system which has been formed on a particular pattern and make it inapplicable; so ideas may lead to the readjustment of groups and sometimes of political boundaries …   Wiktionary

  • disorientate — transitive verb Date: circa 1704 disorient • disorientation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disorientate — disorientation, n. /dis awr ee euhn tayt , ohr /, v.t., disorientated, disorientating. to disorient. [1695 1705; DIS 1 + ORIENTATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • disorientate — dis|o|ri|en|tate [ dıs ɔriən,teıt ] BRITISH to DISORIENT someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disorientate — [[t]dɪ̱sɔ͟ːriənteɪt[/t]] disorientates, disorientating, disorientated see disorient …   English dictionary

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