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de•prive /dɪˈpraɪv/USA pronunciation   v. [ + obj + of + obj], -prived, -priv•ing. 
  1. to keep (someone) from having or enjoying something; keep or prevent (someone) from having or using:to deprive a child of affection.
dep•ri•va•tion /ˌdɛprəˈveɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]a life of terrible hardship and deprivation.[countable]suffering terrible deprivations during the war.See -priv-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
de•prive  (di prīv),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -prived, -priv•ing. 
  1. 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.
  2. Religionto remove from ecclesiastical office.
de•priva•ble, adj. 
de•prival, n. 
de•priv•a•tive  (di prīv),USA pronunciation adj.  de•priver, n. 
  • Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, equivalent. to Latin dē- de- + prīvāre to deprive (prīv(us) private + -āre infinitive suffix)
  • Anglo-French, Old French depriver
  • 1275–1325; Middle English depriven
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  strip. 

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deprive /dɪˈpraɪv/ vb (transitive)
  1. (followed by of) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
  2. archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French depriver, from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre, from Latin de- + prīvāre to deprive of, rob; see private

deˈprival n

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