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alienate

verb
     
a‧li‧en‧ate [transitive]
1 to do something that makes someone unfriendly or unwilling to support you:
The latest tax proposals will alienate many voters.
2 to make it difficult for someone to belong to a particular group or to feel comfortable with a particular person
alienate somebody from something
He felt that his experiences had alienated him from society.
alienated adjective:
Gina had become alienated from her family.

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