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Definition of: bereave

(bi·rēv) v.t. be·reaved or be·reft (bi·reft), be·reav·ing
1. To deprive, as of hope or happiness.
2. To leave desolate or saddened through loss: with of: He was bereaved of his father. Commonly in past participle: bereaved or bereft of a relative, but bereft of love or other immaterial object.
3. Obs. To despoil; rob. [OE bereafian]

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