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disaffect

dis·af·fect

disaffect

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs fekt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disaffected, disaffecting, disaffects
definition: to cause to lose affection for, loyalty to, or contentment in an idea, a person, or an organization such as a government; alienate.
Witnessing the cruelty of some of his fellow soldiers disaffected him, making him wonder if his side was any better than the enemy's.
derivations: disaffected (adj.), disaffectedly (adv.), disaffectedness (n.)
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