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bereaved

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adjective be·reaved \bi-ˈrēvd, bē-\

Definition of bereaved

  1. :  suffering the death of a loved one bereaved families of the victims

Examples of bereaved in a Sentence

  1. the bereaved parents of the victims

  2. the grief of the bereaved parents seemed to be without limit

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Origin and Etymology of bereaved

see bereave


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bereaved

noun be·reaved

Definition of bereaved

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bereaved

  1. :  someone who is suffering the death of a loved one :  one who is bereaved comfort the bereaved

Origin and Etymology of bereaved

see bereave



BEREAVED Defined for English Language Learners

bereaved

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Definition of bereaved for English Language Learners

  • : sad because a family member or friend has recently died


BEREAVED Defined for Kids

bereaved

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adjective be·reaved \bi-ˈrēvd\

Definition of bereaved for Students

  1. :  grieving over the death of a loved one a bereaved widow



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