verb (alienat, ing)
- (obsolete) A stranger; an alien.
- To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
- To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to wean; with from.
- The errors which... alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart. -Macaulay.
- The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present. -I. Taylor.
- estranged, Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; with from.
Etymology: alienatus, past participle of alienare, from alienus. See alien, and confer aliene.
- O from God. w:John Milton, John Milton. Paradise Lost line 4643.
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