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DESTITUTE, adjective [Latin To set. Literally, set from or away.]

1. Not having or possessing; wanting; as destitute of virtue, or of peity; destitute of food and clothing. It differs from deprived, as it does not necessarily imply previous possession.

2. Needy; abject; comfortless; friendless.

He will regard the prayer of the destitute Psalms 102:17.

DESTITUTE, noun One who is without friends or comfort.

DESTITUTE, verb transitive

1. To forsake.

2. To deprive.