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disoriented

adjective     /dɪˈsɔː.ri.ən.tɪd/ US  /-ˈsːɔr.i.ən.t̬ɪd/ (UK also disorientated)
confused and not knowing where to go or what to do: Whales become disoriented in shallow water.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
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