alienation

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noun alien·ation \ˌā-lē-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌāl-yə-\

Definition of alienation

  1. 1 :  a withdrawing or separation of a person or a person's affections from an object or position of former attachment :  estrangement <alienation … from the values of one's society and family — S. L. Halleck>

  2. 2 :  a conveyance of property to another

Examples of alienation in a sentence

  1. <after years of alienation from her family, she became reconciled with them when her father fell ill>

Origin and Etymology of alienation

see 1alien


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

alienation

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noun alien·ation \ˌā-lē-ə-ˈnā-shən, ˌāl-yə-\

Medical Definition of alienation

  1. :  a withdrawing or separation of a person or a person's affections from an object or position of former attachment <alienation…from the values of one's society and family—S. L. Halleck>



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