- 1.1 (take away) See examples:to deprive somebody/something
ofsomething1.2 (keep from having)to deprive somebody/something (privar a alguien/algo dealgo ofsomething)the tree deprives the house of lighthe was deprived of foodel árbol le quita luz a la casashe was reluctant to deprive her childrenlo hicieron pasar hambreno quería que sus hijos pasaran privacionesExample sentences
- ‘If we are deprived of car parking space the car parking will spill out onto the main road and perhaps you ought to put it somewhere else,’ he added.
- When people are deprived of dreaming (when they are allowed to sleep but not to enter REM sleep) after a few days they are almost schizophrenic.
- It's unfortunate we are continually deprived of our potential benefits for residents.
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Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.