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dis aw ree uhn tay shuhn

  • n  a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
  • n  confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    his disorientation was the result of inattention

  • Its symptoms are tremors, disorientation and pain, and, as he says, "it makes my brain move very fast.
  • To add to the disorientation, the set was a white plaster cyclorama and the cast wore invisible white booties.
  • The term, likely to become part of the American language, is defined by Toffler as "the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future.
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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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - West Seattle Herald

  • Paul Watson in The Australian
    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...
  • Michael Ignatieff in CTV.ca
    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...
  • Peter Helliar in Sydney Morning Herald
    He has gone missing. He may have an infection which causes disorientation,Helliar wrote.

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