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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Estrange

ESTRANGE, verb transitive

1. To keep at a distance; to withdraw; to cease to frequent and be familiar with.

Had we estranged ourselves form them in things indifferent.

I thus estrange my person from her bed.

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 incense in it to other gods. Jeremiah 19:4.

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.

4. To withdraw; to withhold.

We must estrange our belief from what is not clearly evidenced.