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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·prive v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deprived p. pr. & vb. n. Depriving.]
 1. To take away; to put an end; to destroy. [Obs.]
    'Tis honor to deprive dishonored life.   --Shak.
 2. To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.
    God hath deprived her of wisdom.   --Job xxxix. 17.
    It was seldom that anger deprived him of power over himself.   --Macaulay.
 3. To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.
    A minister deprived for inconformity.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- To strip; despoil; rob; abridge.