1. [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.
We must estrange our belief from everything which is
not clearly and distinctly evidenced. --Glanvill.
Had we . . . estranged ourselves from them in things
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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separated, sequestered, shut off, torn, withdrawn