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deprive

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verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\

Definition of deprive

de·privedde·priv·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  remove

  3. 2 :  to take something away from <deprived him of his professorship — J. M. Phalen>

  4. 3 :  to remove from office

  5. 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


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deprive

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transitive verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\

Medical Definition of deprive

de·privedde·priv·ing

  1. :  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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