Meaning of “deprive” in the English Dictionary

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"deprive" in British English

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depriveverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈpraɪv/ us /dɪˈpraɪv/

B2 to take something, especially something necessary or pleasant, away from someone:

He claimed that he had been deprived of his freedom/rights.
You can't function properly when you're deprived of sleep.

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(Definition of “deprive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)