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estranged

[ ih-streynjd ]
/ ɪˈstreɪndʒd /
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adjective

displaying or evincing a feeling of alienation; alienated: The setting denotes the estranged environment in which the protagonists saw themselves when fighting for recognition.
no longer in a friendly or affectionate relationship with a family member or friend, and typically living apart: His estranged wife is living only 10 miles away.

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Origin of estranged

First recorded in 1545–55; estrange + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM estranged

es·trang·ed·ness [ih-streyn-jid-nis, -streynjd-], /ɪˈstreɪn dʒɪd nɪs, -ˈstreɪndʒd-/, nounun·es·tranged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for estranged

estranged
/ (ɪˈstreɪndʒd) /

adjective

separated and living apart from one's spouse
no longer friendly; alienated
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