- to turn away from the east
- to cause to lose one's bearings
- to confuse mentally, esp. with respect to time, place, and the identity of persons and objects
Origin of disorientFrench désorienter: see dis- and amp; orient,
transitive verbdis·o·ri·ent·ed, dis·o·ri·ent·ing, dis·o·ri·ents
To cause (a person, for example) to experience disorientation.
(third-person singular simple present disorients, present participle disorienting, simple past and past participle disoriented)
From French désorienter