- To take something away from: The court ruling deprived us of any share in the inheritance. (verb-transitive)
- To keep from possessing or enjoying; deny: They were deprived of a normal childhood by the war. (verb-transitive)
- To remove from office. (verb-transitive)
- To prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of) (verb)
American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- To remove from rank or office; depose; demote (verb)
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