marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood.

1545–55; deprive + -ed2

self-deprived, adjective
undeprived, adjective

depraved, deprived. Unabridged


verb (used with object), deprived, depriving.
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.
to remove from ecclesiastical office.

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)

deprivable, adjective
deprival, noun
deprivative [dih-priv-uh-tiv] , adjective
depriver, noun
nondeprivable, adjective
predeprive, verb (used with object), predeprived, predepriving.
self-depriving, adjective

1. See strip1. Unabridged
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deprive (dɪˈpraɪv)
1.  (foll by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
2.  archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote
[C14: from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, from Latin de- + prīvāre to deprive of, rob; see private]

deprived (dɪˈpraɪvd)
lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etc: deprived inner-city areas

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., from M.L. deprivare, from L. de- "entirely" + privare "release from" (see private). Replaced O.E. bedælan.

1550s, "dispossessed," pp. adj. from deprive. As a euphemism for the condition of children who lack a stable home life, by 1945.
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deprive de·prive (dĭ-prīv')
v. de·prived, de·priv·ing, de·prives

  1. To take something from someone or something.

  2. To keep from possessing or enjoying something.

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Example sentences
The oxygen-deprived environment helped preserve its carcass for thousands of
  years, until it could yield its secrets to us.
Two boys, one privileged and one deprived, examine the true sense of fortune.
Lee took plenty of pictures in pietown of the deprived living conditions; he
  showed how hard it all was.
When sleep-deprived, people consume almost 300 calories a day more than when
  they are well-rested.
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