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

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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]

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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.
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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
Viruses use iron as part of their reproductive cycle, so depriving them of it
  blocks their dissemination.
After school, parents shuttle their kids from activity to activity, depriving
  them of unstructured time alone or with friends.
Although you are not stealing, you are depriving someone else from earning a
Depriving students of those basics in a rush to make them critical doesn't make
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