misorient

verb
mis·​ori·​ent | \ ˌmis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌent How to pronounce misorient (audio) \
misoriented; misorienting

Definition of misorient

transitive verb

: to orient (someone or something) improperly or incorrectly … brain damage may sometimes cause patients to misorient the letters or figures they form with their preferred hand.— Lebrun Yvan et al.

First Known Use of misorient

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Misorient.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misorient. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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