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verb [transitive] alienate pronunciation in British English /ˈeɪliəneɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlealienating
past tensealienated
past participlealienated
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  1. 1
    to make someone dislike you, or not want to help or support you
    Would they dare risk alienating public opinion?
    Their campaign has alienated the public.
  2. 2
    to make someone feel that they do not belong in a place or group
    The company fears noisy brightly-lit shops are alienating older customers.
    Crowded classrooms can alienate a shy child.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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