What does abalienate mean?

abalienate meaning in General Dictionary

To transfer the subject of from to a different to alienate

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  • To move the name of from one to some other; to alienate.
  • To estrange; to withdraw.
  • To cause alienation of (brain).

abalienate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from Latin abalienatus, past participle of abalienare "to remove, literally "to make alien," from ab- (see ab-) + alienare (see alienate). Related: Abalienated; abalienating.


abalienate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To transfer the name of from a single to some other; to alienate.

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  • (v. t.) To estrange; to withdraw.
  • (v. t.) To cause alienation of (mind).