Pronunciation: (dis-ôr'ē-ent", -ōr'-), [key]
1. to cause to lose one's way: The strange streets disoriented him.
2. to confuse by removing or obscuring something that has guided a person, group, or culture, as customs, moral standards, etc.: Society has been disoriented by changing values.
3. Psychiatry.to cause to lose perception of time, place, or one's personal identity.
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