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bereavement

[bih-reev-muhnt]
noun
1.
a period of mourning after a loss, especially after the death of a loved one: The widow had many visitors during her bereavement.
2.
a state of intense grief, as after the loss of a loved one; desolation.
3.
deprivation or loss by force (usually fol. by of ): The hurricane left a trail of bereavement of ordinary people.

Origin:
1725–1735;bereave + -ment

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bereavement (bɪˈriːvmənt)
 
n
1.  the condition of having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death
2.  a death

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bereavement
1731, from bereave + -ment.
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