An example of deprive is for an animal to not provide its young with proper nutrients.
transitive verb-·prived′, -·priv′ing
- to take something away from forcibly; dispossess: to deprive someone of his property
- to keep from having, using, or enjoying: to be deprived of one's rights
- to remove from office, esp. ecclesiastical office
Origin of depriveMiddle English depriven from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin deprivare from Classical Latin de-, intensive + privare, to deprive, separate: see private
transitive verbde·prived, de·priv·ing, de·prives
- To take something away from: The court ruling deprived us of any share in the inheritance.
- To keep from possessing or enjoying; deny: They were deprived of a normal childhood by the war.
- To remove from office.
Origin of depriveMiddle English depriven from Old French depriver from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre Latin dē- de- Latin prīvāre to rob ( from prīvus alone, without ; see per1 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present deprives, present participle depriving, simple past and past participle deprived)