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Meaning of destitute

des•ti•tute

Pronunciation: (des'ti-tt", -tyt"), [key]
— adj., v., -tut•ed, -tut•ing.
—adj.
  1. without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter.
  2. deprived of, devoid of, or lacking (often fol. by of&hasp;): destitute of children.
—v.t.
  1. to leave destitute.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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