Pronunciation: (des'ti-tOOt", -tyOOt"), [key]
—adj., v., -tut•ed, -tut•ing.
1. without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter.
2. deprived of, devoid of, or lacking (often fol. by of): destitute of children.
to leave destitute.
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