Definition of Estrange in English :

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Estrange meaning in English

Meaning of Estrange in English

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Estrange pronunciation in English

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1. estrange

remove from customary environment or associations

Example Sentences:
'years of boarding school estranged the child from her home'

2. alien, alienate, disaffect, estrange

arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

Example Sentences:
'She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
1. (usually passive; often foll by from)
to separate and live apart from (one's spouse)
he is estranged from his wife
2. (usually passive; often foll by from)
to antagonize or lose the affection of (someone previously friendly); alienate

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verb transitiveWord forms: esˈtranged or esˈtranging
to remove, as from usual surroundings or associates; keep apart or away
to turn (a person) from an affectionate or friendly attitude to an indifferent, unfriendly, or hostile one; alienate the affections of

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tr.v. es·tranged, es·trang·ing, es·trang·es
1. To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; alienate: The months of bickering estranged her from her family.
2. To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations: art that is estranged from its historical context.

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