- marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood.
Origin of deprived
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Examples from the Web for undeprived
For those accustomed to the use of tobacco, mild cigars, undeprived of their nicotine, may be employed for the purpose.
- lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etcdeprived inner-city areas
Word Origin and History for undeprived
1550s, "dispossessed," past participle adjective from deprive. As a euphemism for the condition of children who lack a stable home life, by 1945.
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