Origin of deprived
verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing.
Origin of deprive
Examples from the Web for deprived
Deprived of amplification, he silently stripped down and collapsed onstage.
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|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Clive Irving|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If anyone failed to turn up to work, they were deprived of food.
Were all men such as he, Slavery would be deprived of more than half its bitterness.The ‘12 Years a Slave’ Book Shows Slavery As Even More Appalling Than In the Film|Jimmy So|October 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Deprived of friction with other minds, he was slower than his social prototype in the reproduction of the epochs."Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea|Morgan Robertson
Every person in Europe supposes that a dog would run mad if deprived of drink.Perils and Captivity|Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
It was certainly provoking to be deprived of her freedom just when she was likely to make it most profitable.Timothy Crump's Ward|Horatio Alger
The gentleman speaks as if, in passing on those valuable qualities to his son by heredity, he had deprived himself.The Mystery of Murray Davenport|Robert Neilson Stephens
A severe paralytic stroke has deprived me of my sole support.A Sportsman's Sketches|Ivan Turgenev
Word Origin for deprive
1550s, "dispossessed," past participle adjective from deprive. As a euphemism for the condition of children who lack a stable home life, by 1945.
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.