tr.v. de·prived, de·priv·ing, de·prives
1. To take something away from: The court ruling deprived us of any share in the inheritance.
2. To keep from possessing or enjoying; deny: They were deprived of a normal childhood by the war.
3. To remove from office.
[Middle English depriven, from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin prīvāre, to rob (from prīvus, alone, without; see per1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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