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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 es·trange /ɪsˈtrenʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Es·trange v. t. [imp. & p. p. Estranged p. pr. & vb. n. Estranging.]
 1. To withdraw; to withhold; hence, reflexively, to keep at a distance; to cease to be familiar and friendly with.
    We must estrange our belief from everything which is not clearly and distinctly evidenced.   --Glanvill.
    Had we . . . estranged ourselves from them in things indifferent.   --Hooker.
 2. To divert from its original use or purpose, or from its former possessor; to alienate.
    They . . . have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods.   --Jer. xix. 4.
 3. To alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from attachment to enmity or indifference.
    I do not know, to this hour, what it is that has estranged him from me.   --Pope.
    He . . . had pretended to be estranged from the Whigs, and had promised to act as a spy upon them.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: remove from customary environment or associations; "Her busy
           schedule removed her from her duties as a mother"
      2: arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly
         been love, affection, or friendliness [syn: alienate, alien,