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alienism

[eyl-yuh-niz-uh m, ey-lee-uh-] /ˈeɪl yəˌnɪz əm, ˈeɪ li ə-/
noun
1.
Origin of alienism
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; alien + -ism
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  • In spite of her friendly sympathy, he never felt so keenly his alienism as in her presence.

    Tales From Two Hemispheres Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
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alienism

/ˈeɪljəˌnɪzəm; ˈeɪlɪə-/
noun
1.
(obsolete) the study and treatment of mental illness
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