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Meaning of bereaved

be•reaved

Pronunciation: (bi-rēvd'), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one.
—n.
  1. a bereaved person or persons (usually prec. by the): to extend condolences to the bereaved.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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