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estrange

es·trange

estrange

 
pronunciation:
ih streInj
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: estranged, estranges, estranging
definition 1: to cause (someone) to change from friendly and sympathetic to hostile or indifferent; alienate.
Through her jealousy and spite, she estranged her sister.The long process of divorce estranged the couple even further.
antonyms:
reconcile
similar words:
alienate
definition 2: to remove to or hold at a distance from an accustomed place.
derivation: estrangement (n.)