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be widowed

Definition of be widowed

  1. —used to say that a woman's husband dies before she does <She was widowed by the war.>



Word by Word Definitions

widowplay widowed
  1. :  a woman who has lost her husband by death and usually has not remarried

    :  grass widow

    :  a woman whose husband leaves her alone frequently or for long periods to engage in a usually specified activity

  1. :  to cause to become a widow or widower

    :  to survive as the widow of

    :  to deprive of something greatly valued or needed


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