An example of deprive is for an animal to not provide its young with proper nutrients.
To deprive someone of his property.
The court ruling deprived us of any share in the inheritance.
They were deprived of a normal childhood by the war.
To be deprived of one's rights.
Origin of deprive
- Middle English depriven from Old French depriver from Medieval Latin dēprīvāre Latin dē- de- Latin prīvāre to rob (from prīvus alone, without per1 in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition