SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing. 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 1275–1325; Middle English depriven
Anglo-French, Old French depriver
Medieval Latin dēprīvāre,
Latin dē- de-
to deprive (
Related forms de·priv·a·ble, adjective de·priv·al, noun de·priv·a·tive , [dih- priv- uh-tiv] /dɪˈprɪv ə tɪv/ adjective de·priv·er, noun non·de·priv·a·ble, adjective pre·de·prive, verb (used with object), pre·de·prived, pre·de·priv·ing. self-de·priv·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for deprival Historical Examples of deprival British Dictionary definitions for deprival verb (tr) ( foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of) archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote Derived Forms deprivable, adjective deprival, noun depriver, noun Word Origin for deprive
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 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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v. To take something from someone or something. To keep from possessing or enjoying something.
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