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tr.v. dis·af·fect·ed, dis·af·fect·ing, dis·af·fects
To cause to lose affection or loyalty: The king's actions disaffected the colonists.
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(tr; often passive) to cause to lose loyalty or affection; alienate
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v.t. -fect•ed, -fect•ing.
to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal.
dis`af•fec′tion (-ʃən) n.
syn: See estrange.
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Past participle: disaffected
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|Verb||1.||disaffect - arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
drift apart, drift away - lose personal contact over time; "The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married"
wean - detach the affections of
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