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English definition of “alienation”

alienation

noun [U] uk   /ˌeɪ.li.əˈneɪ.ʃən/ us  

alienation noun [U] (SEPARATION)

the feeling that you have no connection with the people around you: Depressed people frequently feel a sense of alienation from those around them.

alienation noun [U] (LOSS OF SUPPORT)

the act of making someone stop supporting and agreeing with you: This short-sighted alienation of their own supporters may lose them the election.
(Definition of alienation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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