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destitute


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Destitute  \Des"ti*tute\,  a.  [L.  destitutus  p.  p.  of  destituere 
  to  set  away  leave  alone,  forsake;  de  +  statuere  to  set  See 
  {Statute}.] 
  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Destitute  \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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  destitute 
  adj  :  poor  enough  to  need  help  from  others  [syn:  {impoverished},  {indigent}, 
  {necessitous},  {needy},  {poverty-stricken}] 




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