transitive verb
un·​provide | \ "+ \

Definition of unprovide

: to deprive of necessary provision

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First Known Use of unprovide

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unprovide

un- entry 2 + provide

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“Unprovide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprovide. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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