The definition of destitute refers to not having the basic necessities of life.(adjective)
An example of destitute is a homeless person with no money.
See destitute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L destitutus, pp. of destituere, to forsake, abandon < de-, down, away + statuere, to set, place: see statute
See destitute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin dēstitūtus
Origin: , past participle of dēstituere, to abandon
Origin: : dē-, de-
Origin: + statuere, to set; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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