MEANING: verb tr.: To alienate the support or loyalty of someone.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin dis- (away) + affectare (to aim at, to strive after), from ad- (to) + facere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1621.


DISAFFLECT - Ben has been removed from the cast of this film

DISHAFFECT - I hate the drying even more than the washing

DISTAFF-E.C.T. - electroshock therapy for the wife