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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Estrange  \Es*trange"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Estranged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Estranging}.]  [OF.  estrangier  to  remove,  F. 
  ['e]tranger,  L.  extraneare  to  treat  as  a  stranger,  from 
  extraneus  strange.  See  {Strange}.] 
  1.  To  withdraw;  to  withhold;  hence  reflexively,  to  keep  at  a 
  distance;  to  cease  to  be  familiar  and  friendly  with 
 
  We  must  estrange  our  belief  from  everything  which  is 
  not  clearly  and  distinctly  evidenced.  --Glanvill. 
 
  Had  we  .  .  .  estranged  ourselves  from  them  in  things 
  indifferent.  --Hooker. 
 
  2.  To  divert  from  its  original  use  or  purpose,  or  from  its 
  former  possessor;  to  alienate. 
 
  They  .  .  .  have  estranged  this  place  and  have 
  burned  incense  in  it  unto  other  gods.  --Jer.  xix.  4. 
 
  3.  To  alienate  the  affections  or  confidence  of  to  turn  from 
  attachment  to  enmity  or  indifference. 
 
  I  do  not  know  to  this  hour,  what  it  is  that  has 
  estranged  him  from  me  --Pope. 
 
  He  .  .  .  had  pretended  to  be  estranged  from  the 
  Whigs,  and  had  promised  to  act  as  a  spy  upon  them 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  estranging 
  adj  :  making  one  feel  out  of  place  or  alienated;  "the  landscape 
  was  estranging" 




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