bereft

[ bih-reft ]
/ bɪˈrɛft /

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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