eloign

verb
\i-ˈlȯin \
eloigned; eloigning; eloigns

Definition of eloign 

transitive verb

1 archaic : to take (oneself) far away

2 archaic : to remove to a distant or unknown place : conceal

First Known Use of eloign

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eloign

Middle English eloynen, from Anglo-French esloigner, eloigner, from es- ex- (from Latin ex-) + luin, loing (adverb) far, from Latin longe, from longus long

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