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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 des·ti·tute /ˈdɛstəˌtut, ˌt(j)ut/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ti·tute a.
 1. Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of.
    In thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.   --Ps. cxli. 8.
    Totally destitute of all shadow of influence.   --Burke.
 2. Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
    They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented.   --Heb. xi. 37.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ti·tute, v. t.
 1. To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon. [Obs.]
    To forsake or destitute a plantation.   --Bacon.
 2. To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; -- followed by of. [Obs.]
    Destituted of all honor and livings.   --Holinshed.
 3. To disappoint. [Obs.]
    When his expectation is destituted.   --Fotherby.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : poor enough to need help from others [syn: impoverished, indigent,
             necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken]