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Definition of the verb estrange

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verb - inflections: estranged | estranging | estranges

  1. remove from customary environment or associations
    • example: years of boarding school estranged the child from her home
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: move out / remove / take out = cause to leave
  2. arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

Alternative definition of the verb estrange


  1. [transitive] To cause to feel less close or friendly; alienate. To cease contact with (particularly of a family member or spouse, especially in form [term, estranged, lang=en]).
  2. [transitive] To remove from an accustomed place or set of associations.

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Google previewL'Estrange No Papist Nor Jesuite. Discussed in a Short Discourse Between Philo-L'Estrange and Pragmaticus (1681)

by Brome, Henry, Roger L'Estrange

Isay still the Papi/Z L'Estrange is a Papist; and whosoeverspeaks a good word os him is a Popeling, an Abettor os the Diabolical party, and an ill Commonwealths man. And if you say the Dukes Health may be drank 5 [affirm that such an ...

Google previewA Feast for the Eyes (2015)

Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet by Christina Normore

Like the modern French ├ętrange or the English strange, estrange refers to both the unexpected and the foreign in relatively equal measure. Strangeness is never an absolute quality: something is strange only if something else is intimate.

Google previewThe Ozone Project (1995)

by Philippe Saugier

Estrange is a remote, futuristic, confined, male, adult environment; the research teams spend long months there, working in the Arctic darkness: the unexpected arrival of young secondary school pupils had an enlivening effect, and it was this ...

Google previewThe Pall Mall Budget (1878)

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

L'Estrange is an acute critic, an elegant writer, and an erudite historian.

Google previewA genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland for 1852 (1852)

by Sir Bernard Burke

L'ESTRANGE OF MOYSTOWN. L/Estbange, Henry-Peisley, Esq. of Moystown, in the King's County, Lieut.-Col. of the Militia, m. in 1817, Mary-Catherine, eldest dau. of the late Francis Bennett, Esq. of Thomastown, in the same county, and has, ...

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Scrabble value of E1S1T1R1A1N1G2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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