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bereaved

adjective uk   /bɪˈriːvd/ us  
having a close relation or friend who has recently died: a bereaved widow The bereaved parents wept openly.Remembering people who have died

bereaved

noun [C] uk   /bɪˈriːvd/ us  
the bereaved (plural the bereaved) a person whose close relation or friend has recently died: It is generally accepted that the bereaved benefit from counselling.Remembering people who have died
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