Definition for ES-TRANGE'

ES-TRANGE', v.t. [Fr. etranger. See Strange.]

  1. To keep at a distance; to withdraw; to cease to frequent and be familiar with. Had we estranged ourselves from them in things indifferent. Hooker. I thus estrange my person from her bed. Dryden.
  2. To alienate; to divert from its original use or possessor; to apply to a purpose foreign from its original or customary one. They have estranged this place and burnt intense in it to other gods. Jer. xix.
  3. To alienate, as the affections; to turn from kindness to indifference or malevolence. I do not know, to this hour, what it is that has estranged him from me. Pope.
  4. To withdraw; to withhold. We must estrange our belief from what is not clearly evidenced. Glanville.

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