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Wordnet 3.0


1. caused to be unloved;
[syn: alienated, estranged]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] We must estrange our belief from everything which is not clearly and distinctly evidenced. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster] Had we . . . estranged ourselves from them in things indifferent. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. To divert from its original use or purpose, or from its former possessor; to alienate. [1913 Webster] They . . . have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods. --Jer. xix. 4. [1913 Webster] 3. To alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from attachment to enmity or indifference. [1913 Webster] I do not know, to this hour, what it is that has estranged him from me. --Pope. [1913 Webster] He . . . had pretended to be estranged from the Whigs, and had promised to act as a spy upon them. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

estranged adj 1: caused to be unloved [syn: alienated, estranged]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "estranged": alienated, detached, disaffected, disarticulated, disassociated, disconnected, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint, disjointed, disjunct, dislocated, dispersed, dissociated, disunited, divided, divorced, irreconcilable, isolated, removed, scattered, segregated, separated, sequestered, shut off, torn, withdrawn