From Middle English alienat, from Latin aliēnātus, perfect passive participle of aliēnō (“alienate, estrange”), from aliēnus. See alien, and confer aliene.
alienate (not comparable)
- (archaic, followed by "from") Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign
alienate (plural alienates)
- (obsolete) A stranger; an alien.
alienate (third-person singular simple present alienates, present participle alienating, simple past and past participle alienated)
- To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
- To estrange; to withdraw affections or attention from; to make indifferent or averse, where love or friendship before subsisted.