(third-person singular simple present disorientates, present participle disorientating, simple past and past participle disorientated)
- Alternative form of disorient.
dis- + orient + -ate
Variant of disorient
- 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,