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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 alien·ation /ˌeliəˈneʃən, ˌeljə-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 alien·ation /ˌelɪəˈneʃən, ˌeljə-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ien·a·tion n.
 1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
 2. Law A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
 3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
    The alienation of his heart from the king.   --Bacon.
 4. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.
 Syn: -- Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangement; aberration; mania; delirium; frenzy; dementia; monomania. See Insanity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the feeling of being alienated from other people [syn: disaffection,
      2: separation resulting from hostility [syn: estrangement]
      3: (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and
         possession of real property from one person to another;
         "the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of
      4: the action of alienating; the action of causing to become
         unfriendly; "his behavior alienated the other students"