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deprive

[dih-prahyv]
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verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing.
  1. to remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (a person or persons): to deprive a man of life; to deprive a baby of candy.
  2. to remove from ecclesiastical office.

Origin of deprive

1275–1325; Middle English depriven < Anglo-French, Old French depriver < Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + prīvāre to deprive (prīv(us) private + -āre infinitive suffix)
Related formsde·priv·a·ble, adjectivede·priv·al, nounde·priv·a·tive [dih-priv-uh-tiv] /dɪˈprɪv ə tɪv/, adjectivede·priv·er, nounnon·de·priv·a·ble, adjectivepre·de·prive, verb (used with object), pre·de·prived, pre·de·priv·ing.self-de·priv·ing, adjective

Synonyms

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1. See strip1.
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Examples from the Web for deprival

Historical Examples

  • And this deprival of rights is done in the name of law and patriotism.

    The Great Steel Strike and its Lessons

    William Z. Foster

  • The second thing to be avoided is, the deprival of the men of their just right to manage their own affairs.

  • The court upheld the publicans and declared that the deprival of the licences was illegal.


British Dictionary definitions for deprival

deprive

verb (tr)
  1. (foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
  2. archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote
Derived Formsdeprivable, adjectivedeprival, noundepriver, noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, from Latin de- + prīvāre to deprive of, rob; see private
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Word Origin and History for deprival

deprive

v.

mid-14c., from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin deprivare, from Latin de- "entirely" (see de-) + privare "release from" (see private). Replaced Old English bedælan. Related: Deprived; depriving.

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deprival in Medicine

deprive

([object Object])
v.
  1. To take something from someone or something.
  2. To keep from possessing or enjoying something.
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