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English definition of “deprive”

deprive

verb [T]     /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 .Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of deprive verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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