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bereaved

[bih-reevd] /bɪˈrivd/
adjective
1.
(of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one.
noun
2.
a bereaved person or persons (usually preceded by the):
to extend condolences to the bereaved.
Origin
late Old English
1100-1150
1100-50; Middle English bireved, late Old English birēafod (past participle); see bereave, -ed2
Related forms
unbereaved, adjective
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bereaved

/bɪˈriːvd/
adjective
1.
having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death
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