Simple Definition of disorient
: to make (someone) lost or confused
Full Definition of disorient
1 a : to cause to lose bearings : displace from normal position or relationship b : to cause to lose the sense of time, place, or identity
2 : confuse
Examples of disorient
Thick fog can disorient even an experienced hiker.
<troops disoriented by the sudden change in battle plans>
Origin of disorient
French désorienter, from dés- dis- + orienter to orient
First Known Use: 1655
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