Pronunciation: (di-prīv'), [key]
—v.t., -prived, -priv•ing.
1. to remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (a person or persons): to deprive a man of life; to deprive a baby of candy.
2. to remove from ecclesiastical office.
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