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Definition of estranged adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] no longer living with your husband or wife his estranged wife Emma She is attempting to contact her estranged husband to break the news.
  2. 2estranged (from somebody) no longer friendly, loyal, or in contact with someone He became estranged from his family after the argument. Formerly close friends, they had been estranged from each other for many years.
  3. 3estranged (from something) no longer involved in or connected with something, especially something that used to be important to you She felt estranged from her former existence.
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