disorientation disorientation  /dɪs ˌɔ ri ən ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
  2. (n) confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction

Usage(s):

  1. To add to the disorientation, the set was a white plaster cyclorama and the cast wore invisible white booties.
  2. Reagan's luck was to find a nation in trouble in post-Vietnam retreat and disorientation.
  3. Emory University toxicologist Brent Morgan, who co-wrote the Emergency Medicine study, has seen health problems like disorientation, anemia, kidney failure and ulcers.

News

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    By Georgie Bright Kunkel Occasionally I tap into Dr. Phil’s taking on the extremely disturbed segment of society and I cannot believe the family disorientation that exists. Even though in my school counseling career I was confronted with some fairly serious family problems I could not imagine a 24 year old son who was holding his parents hostage while his brother feared for his own life. Here ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald

Quotes

  1. "They are pointing this low, long-range acoustic weapon at us, which can cause deafness, permanent or temporary, vomiting, nausea and disorientation," Mr Watson said. "They even aimed it up at the helicopter. It could have caused the...
    on Feb 1, 2009 By: Paul Watson Source: The Australian

  2. "Permissible duress might include forms of sleep deprivation that do not result in lasting harm to mental or physical health, together with disinformation and disorientation, like keeping prisoners in hoods, that would produce stress," Churley...
    on Dec 4, 2005 By: Michael Ignatieff Source: CTV.ca

  3. "He has gone missing. He may have an infection which causes disorientation," Helliar wrote.
    on Dec 9, 2009 By: Peter Helliar Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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