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orient

[ôr′ē·ənt]
Etymology: L, oriens, rising sun
1 to make someone aware of new surroundings, including people and their roles; the layout of a facility; and its routines, rules, and services. New patients are oriented to a hospital, as are new staff to a hospital unit.
2 to help a person become aware of a situation or simply of reality, such as when a patient recovers from anesthesia. orientation, n., oriented, adj.
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It orients a collapsed bubble but uses cold drawing, which requires a triple draw and long gap.
If you MD orient sheet, you can put out a lot more pounds and eliminate the need to laminate films for stiffness," Williams adds.