Disaffect Dis`af*fect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disaffected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disaffecting}.] 1. To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriendliness. [1913 Webster]

They had attempted to disaffect and discontent his majesty's late army. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

2. To disturb the functions of; to disorder. [1913 Webster]

It disaffects the bowels. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

3. To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed toward; to dislike. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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