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.

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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