[ dih-prahyv ]
/ dɪˈpraɪv /
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.
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Origin of deprive
SYNONYMS FOR deprive
1 See strip1.
de·priv·a·ble, adjectivede·priv·al, nounde·priv·a·tive [dih-priv-uh-tiv] /dɪˈprɪv ə tɪv/, adjectivede·priv·er, noun
non·de·priv·a·ble, adjectivepre·de·prive, verb (used with object), pre·de·prived, pre·de·priv·ing.self-de·priv·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for deprivative
/ (dɪˈpraɪv) /
(foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote
Derived Formsdeprivable, adjectivedeprival, noundepriver, 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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Medicine definitions for deprivative
[ dĭ-prīv′ ]
To take something from someone or something.
To keep from possessing or enjoying something.
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