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disorient

(dĭs-ôr′ē-ĕnt′)
tr.v. disori·ented, disori·enting, disori·ents
To cause (a person, for example) to experience disorientation.

disorient

[disôr′ē·ənt]
to cause to lose awareness or perception of space, time, or personal identity and relationships.
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Despite the fire and smoke all around him, Officer Dailey located the confused and disoriented man and attempted to lead him to safety, but the individual became anxious and combative and retreated back into the apartment.
Victims may be lethargic and disoriented, have trouble walking, have headaches and nausea, and may cough up blood.
Because emergency personnel can become disoriented in a smoke-filled living unit, resident-room doors need to be differentiated from others in the cluster, and additional exit signs may be necessary to cover the diversity of sight lines for residents and staff.
with all the risks that come with a disoriented existence.
Embedded OCR guarantees accurate scan results and allows the software to rotate disoriented text to generate a clear message for the user.
When they arrived at the residence he was lethargic and somewhat disoriented and remained in the vehicle with the door open.
Instead, the officers removed an air conditioning unit from a window, reached inside, and safely removed the disoriented child.
For those who have difficulty keeping such things straight--including many who thought they went into long-term care to take care of patients--it is little wonder that many get confused and disoriented when doing the paperwork.
Their game, rather, is to welcome the apparent inescapability of their situation and to juggle truisms until the viewer becomes disoriented by their dexterousness.
The appeals court also held that there was no requirement under the Eighth Amendment that the jailers provide immediate medical attention to a disoriented, confused, belligerent detainee who had been arrested on an alcohol related misdemeanor charge.
They get torqued, twisted, and all disoriented," says Karl W.