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bereft

[ bih-reft ]
/ bɪˈrɛft /
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verb
a simple past tense and past participle of bereave.
adjective
deprived: They are bereft of their senses. He is bereft of all happiness.
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Origin of bereft

First recorded in 1525–35; be- + reft
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British Dictionary definitions for bereft

bereft
/ (bɪˈrɛft) /

adjective
(usually foll by of) deprived; parted (from)bereft of hope
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