deprive

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verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\

Definition of deprive

deprived

depriving

  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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

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verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\

Definition of deprive for Students

deprived

depriving

  1. :  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

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transitive verb de·prive \di-ˈprīv\

Medical Definition of deprive

deprived

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depriving

  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>


Law Dictionary

deprive

transitive verb de·prive

Legal Definition of deprive

deprived

depriving

  1. :  to take away or withhold something from <no person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law — U.S. Constitution amend. V>

deprivation

\ˌde-prə-ˈvā-shən, ˌdē-ˌprī-\ play noun


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