- Archaic to cause to lose affection
- to make unfriendly, discontented, or disloyal, as toward the government or some other authority: usually in the pp.
transitive verbdis·af·fect·ed, dis·af·fect·ing, dis·af·fects
To cause to lose affection or loyalty: The king's actions disaffected the colonists.
(third-person singular simple present disaffects, present participle disaffecting, simple past and past participle disaffected)
dis- + affect