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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·ien·ate 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) 2.0

      adj 1: socially disoriented; "anomic loners musing over their
             fate"; "we live in an age of rootless alienated
             people" [syn: anomic, disoriented]
      2: caused to be unloved [syn: estranged]