deprived

[dih-prahyvd]
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Origin of deprived

First recorded in 1545–55; deprive + -ed2
Related formsself-de·prived, adjectiveun·de·prived, adjective
Can be confuseddepraved deprived

deprive

[dih-prahyv]
verb (used with object), de·prived, de·priv·ing.
  1. 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.
  2. to remove from ecclesiastical office.

Origin of deprive

1275–1325; Middle English depriven < Anglo-French, Old French depriver < Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, equivalent to Latin dē- de- + prīvāre to deprive (prīv(us) private + -āre infinitive suffix)
Related formsde·priv·a·ble, adjectivede·priv·al, nounde·priv·a·tive [dih-priv-uh-tiv] /dɪˈprɪv ə tɪv/, adjectivede·priv·er, nounnon·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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1. See strip1.
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deprived

adjective
  1. lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etcdeprived inner-city areas

deprive

verb (tr)
  1. (foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
  2. 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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Word Origin and History for deprived
adj.

1550s, "dispossessed," past participle adjective from deprive. As a euphemism for the condition of children who lack a stable home life, by 1945.

deprive

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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deprive

[dĭ-prīv]
v.
  1. To take something from someone or something.
  2. To keep from possessing or enjoying something.
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