To turn away from the east; to confuse as to which way is east; to cause to lose one's bearings. (R.)
To cause (a person) to lose one's sense of direction; to cause to lose one's bearings or way; as, the tourist was disoriented by the winding and narrow streets.
(Psychiatry) To cause one to lose one's sense of time or place, or of one's own personal identity.
To confuse (a person) by changing or removing something which has served as a standard or guide to action; as, workers were rendered unemployed and disoriented by the rapid changes in the markets.