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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.

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.
Translations of “bereaved”
in Spanish enlutado…
in French en deuil…
in German hinterblieben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失去親友的…
in Russian потерявший близкого человека…
in Turkish birini sevdiğinden mahrum etmek, sevdiğini kaybetmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失去亲友的…
in Polish (pogrążony) w żałobie…
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