- The definition of estranged is separated or in a distant relationship.
An example of estranged used as an adjective is in the phrase an "estranged sibling" which means a sibling that someone hasn't spoken to in a long time.
Variant of estrange
transitive verbestranged, estranging
- to remove, as from usual surroundings or associates; keep apart or away
- to turn (a person) from an affectionate or friendly attitude to an indifferent, unfriendly, or hostile one; alienate the affections of
Origin of estrangeOld French estranger, to remove ; from Medieval Latin extraneare, to treat as a stranger ; from Classical Latin extraneus, strange