- marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood.
Origin of deprived
- 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.
- to remove from ecclesiastical office.
Origin of deprive
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Examples from the Web for deprived
Deprived of amplification, he silently stripped down and collapsed onstage.America’s Poets: Battle Rap Gets Real
July 15, 2014
These blood substitutes are aimed at getting more oxygen to deprived tissues.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution
April 2, 2014
Deprived of oxygen by the decompression, the flight test crew had to grab for oxygen masks.The Exemplary Plane at the Heart of the MH370 Mystery
March 27, 2014
But then we might have been deprived of Nick and Nora, Sam Spade and the Continental Op.The Man With Stories to Tell
December 8, 2013
If anyone failed to turn up to work, they were deprived of food.An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime
November 24, 2013
Deprived of slavery, they are like wasps that have lost their stings.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
Calderon has deprived you of friends more powerful than himself.Calderon The Courtier
Did you not know that a trick, such as this, has deprived men of reason?The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Their kisses, their tears, deprived him of his little remaining strength.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
It grieves me to see Germany deprived of such an artist and such a man.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
- lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etcdeprived inner-city areas
- (foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
- archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote
Word Origin and History for deprived
1550s, "dispossessed," past participle adjective from deprive. As a euphemism for the condition of children who lack a stable home life, by 1945.
- To take something from someone or something.
- To keep from possessing or enjoying something.