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definition of the word deprive

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From Latin deprivare, from de- + privare

Infinitive
to deprive

Third person singular
deprives

Simple past
deprived

Past participle
deprived

Present participle
depriving

to deprive (third-person singular simple present deprives, present participle depriving, simple past and past participle deprived)

  1. To take something away (and keep it away); deny someone of something.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 260a.
      If we had been deprived of it, the most serious consequence would be that we'd be deprived of philosophy.


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