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es·trange

 (ĭ-strānj′)
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.

[Middle English estraungen, from Old French estrangier, from Latin extrāneāre, to treat as a stranger, disown, from extrāneus, foreign; see strange.]

es·trange′ment n.
es·trang′er n.

estranged

(ɪˈstreɪndʒd)
adj
1. separated and living apart from one's spouse
2. no longer friendly; alienated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.estranged - caused to be unlovedestranged - caused to be unloved      
unloved - not loved

estranged

adjective alienated, hostile, disaffected, antagonized a reunion with his estranged wife
Translations

estranged

[ˈɪstreɪndʒd] ADJseparado
his estranged wifesu mujer que vive separada de él
to become estrangedsepararse

estranged

[ɪˈstreɪndʒd] adj
[couple] → séparé(e)
his estranged wife → sa femme, dont il est séparé
her estranged husband → son mari, dont elle est séparée
to be estranged from → être séparé(e) de

estranged

[ɪˈstreɪndʒd] adjseparato/a
to become estranged → allontanarsi, disaffezionarsi
References in classic literature ?
So long estranged from what was lovely as Clifford had been, she rejoiced--rejoiced, though with a present sigh, and a secret purpose to shed tears in her own chamber that he had brighter objects now before his eyes than her aged and uncomely features.
So long estranged by fate and circumstances, they needed something slight and casual to run before and throw open the doors of intercourse, so that their real thoughts might be led across the threshold.
Our sympathies in Massachusetts are not confined to New England; though we may be estranged from the South, we sympathize with the West.
And in all probability you will see your brother, and whatever may be his faults, or the faults of his wife, when I consider whose son he is, I cannot bear to have you so wholly estranged from each other.
Possessed of a fortune, h e was alone in the world; his futu re destroyed at the fair outset of life; his mother and brother estranged from him; his sister lately married, with interests and hopes in which he had no share.
Say but one affectionate word to me, and tell me there is nothing angry or estranged between us, and I will detain you no longer.
He is estranged from our eldest son and daughter, he has no pride in his twins, he looks with an eye of coldness even on the unoffending stranger who last became a member of our circle.
Such unscientific balderdash," added the doctor, flushing suddenly purple, "would have estranged Damon and Pythias.
For a moment, as he stood under the doors of that estranged house, and looked east and west along the solitary pavement of the Royal Terrace, where not a cat was stirring, the sense of solitude and desolation took him by the throat, and he wished himself in San Francisco.
Now the sight of this chateau had taken Raoul back fifty leagues westward and had caused him to review his life from the moment when he had taken leave of little Louise to that in which he had seen her for the first time; and every branch of oak, every gilded weathercock on roof of slates, reminded him that, instead of returning to the friends of his childhood, every instant estranged him further and that perhaps he had even left them forever.
There was but one of their number, perhaps, who had become so estranged from natural sympathies, by the absorbing spell of the pursuit, as to acknowledge no satisfaction at the sight of human faces, in the remote and solitary region whither they had ascended.
The mere suggestion of my departure had estranged from me, for the time at least, Mehevi, who was the most influential of all the chiefs, and who had previously exhibited so many instances of his; friendly sentiments.