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alienating


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alienate  \Al"ien*ate\  (-[=a]t),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Alienated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Alienating}.] 
  1.  To  convey  or  transfer  to  another,  as  title,  property,  or 
  right  to  part  voluntarily  with  ownership  of 
 
  2.  To  withdraw,  as  the  affections;  to  make  indifferent  of 
  averse,  where  love  or  friendship  before  subsisted;  to 
  estrange;  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alienating 
  adj  :  causing  hostility  or  loss  of  friendliness;  "her  sudden 
  alienating  aloofness" 




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