verb (used with object), es·tranged, es·trang·ing.
Origin of estrange
Examples from the Web for estrangement
Poverty, alienation, estrangement, continuously aggravated by racism, overt and institutional.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those views contribute to a sense of estrangement Muslims feel from the rest of British society.
The estrangement, as emotional as it is physical, will be 21 years old in August.
So where exactly is the line that a family member must cross for estrangement to be justified and furthermore not stigmatized?Should You Divorce Your Family After the Holidays?|Keli Goff|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her departure from her kids when they were young was like a severing of relations, an estrangement that has not eased to this day.
There was no bitterness between the friends, no semblance of an estrangement of any sort.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Mine is a case of estrangement which a woman never can surmount.The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 3 of 6|Eugne Sue
The only sorry reminder of the episode is the estrangement of Leopold and our mother.Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess|Henry W. Fischer
An estrangement gradually made itself felt, and increased year by year, in direct proportion to the influx of Spaniards.The Inhabitants of the Philippines|Frederic H. Sawyer
This incident brought to a climax the estrangement between Philip and his wife and Alexander.Greek Women|Mitchell Carroll
British Dictionary definitions for estrangement
Word Origin for estrange
Word Origin and History for estrangement (1 of 2)
late 15c., from Middle French estrangier "to alienate," from Vulgar Latin *extraneare "to treat as a stranger," from Latin extraneus "foreign" (see strange). Related: Estranged.