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disorientating (dɪsˈɔːrɪənteɪtɪŋ)  or disorienting

Definitions

adjective

  1. causing a person to lose his or her bearings   ⇒ Strobe lights can have a disorientating effect., a disorientating experience, An abrupt change of location can be disorientating.

disorientate (dɪsˈɔːrɪənˌteɪt Pronunciation for disorientate or disorient

Definitions

verb (transitive)

  1. to cause (someone) to lose his or her bearings
  2. to perplex; confuse

Derived Forms

disˌorienˈtation noun

Synonyms

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= confuse, upset, perplex, dislocate, cause to lose your bearings

Example Sentences Including 'disorientating'

It was lovely going to Safed, if a trifle disorientating.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990
The heat of the lobby seemed to affect her feverishly, disorientating her.
Thomas, Craig The Last Raven
To live like this is disorientating , and upon the charity of a woman.
various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990

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