Definition of estrange :
1. To alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from attachment to enmity or indifference.
2. To divert from its original use or purpose, or from its former possessor; to alienate.
3. To withdraw; to withhold; hence, reflexively, to keep at a distance; to cease to be familiar and friendly with.
alienate (part of speech: verb)
separate (part of speech: verb)
disintegrate, disassemble, detach, segregate, disarticulate, dissociate, cleave, dissect, pare, remove, insulate, sever, disjoin, unglue, dismantle, excise, break, bisect, disassociate, rip, scissor, disconnect, part, unfix, fragment, unhinge, slice, split, sunder, disaffiliate, halve, uncouple, rend, incise, axe, cut, disengage, amputate
- He was her knight and she his lady, so he must render her obedience, and she would use it to estrange him from the vanity of the world and make him a champion of the holy cause of the Church of Christ, the victorious conqueror of her foes. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- Shake we off these violent hold- fasts which elsewhere engage us, and estrange us from ourselves. - "Montaigne and Shakspere", John M. Robertson.
- He must have had plenty of time and opportunity to discover Miss Lumley's intellectual limitations during the two years of his courtship; and it is not likely that, even if they were as well marked as Mrs. Shandy's own, they would have done much of themselves to estrange the couple. - "Sterne", H.D. Traill.