"bereaved" in the noun sense
1. bereaved, bereaved person
a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
"the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of"
"bereaved" in the verb sense
deprive through death
"bereaved" in the adjective sense
1. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning, sorrowing
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
"bereft of hope"
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