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English definition of “orphan”


verb [T usually passive]     /ˈɔː.fən/ US  /ˈɔːr-/
to make someone an orphan: He was orphaned as a baby (= his parents died when he was a baby). The children were orphaned by the war (= their parents were killed in the war).Parenting and caring for children
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