disorient disorient  /dɪs ˈɔ ri ˌɛnt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) cause to be lost or disoriented

Usage(s):

  • There was one, perhaps two explosions smoke bombs, meant to shock and disorient and then gunfire, but by then everyone was scattering and running.

News

  • Dog does what talk, 'flash bang' can't

    BENTON HARBOR - Tossing in a cellphone didn't work. Neither did several pleas on a public address system or even the SWAT team's firecracker-like "flash bang" device meant to disorient.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Herald-Palladium

Quotes

  1. "Too many people in the house disorient children," said Celine, who has said she'll turn to family if she needs help. "My only task is to make my children happy. And too bad if the house sometimes becomes a mess."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Celine Dion Source: Star Magazine

  2. "The Sonic Bar will disorient the shopper's expectations, and deliver something much more compelling," Russo said.
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Russo Source: Digital Signage Today

  3. "If you shine this into someone's eyes, you will momentarily disorient them. But unlike the previous flashlight it cannot be used to inflict unintended damage or used to strike someone around the head," Bratton said.
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: William Bratton Source: Reuters

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