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deprive

verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\
de·privedde·priv·ing

Definition of DEPRIVE

transitive verb
1
obsolete :  remove
2
:  to take something away from <deprived him of his professorship — J. M. Phalen>
3
:  to remove from office
4
:  to withhold something from <deprived a citizen of her rights>

Examples of DEPRIVE

  1. <working those long hours was depriving him of his sleep>
  2. <one of scores of bishops who had been deprived after the anticlericals came to power>

Origin of DEPRIVE

Middle English depriven, from Anglo-French depriver, from Medieval Latin deprivare, from Latin de- + privare to deprive — more at private
First Known Use: 14th century
DEPRIVE Defined for Kids

deprive

verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\
de·privedde·priv·ing

Definition of DEPRIVE for Kids

:  to take something away from or keep from having something <Mr. Sir was no longer depriving him of water. — Louis Sachar, Holes>
Medical Dictionary

deprive

transitive verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\
de·privedde·priv·ing

Medical Definition of DEPRIVE

:  to take something away from and especially something that is usually considered essential for mental or physical well-being <a child deprived of emotional support> <tissue deprived of oxygen>

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