Es*trange" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estranged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Estranging.] [OF. estrangier to remove, F. 'etranger, L. extraneare to treat as a stranger, from extraneus strange. See Strange.]
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.
Had we . . . estranged ourselves from them in things indifferent.
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.
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.
He . . . had pretended to be estranged from the Whigs, and had promised to act as a spy upon them.
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