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destitute

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destitute/ˈdɛstəˌtuːt/
British/ˈdɛstəˌtjuːt/adjective
destitute
/ˈdɛstəˌtuːt/British/ˈdɛstəˌtjuːt/
adjective
Learner's definition of DESTITUTE  
[more destitute; most destitute]
: extremely poor
formal + literary : without something that is needed or wanted— + of

the destitute

: people who are extremely poor: destitute people

— destitution

/ˌdɛstəˈtuːʃən/British/ˌdɛstəˈtjuːʃən/noun,[noncount]
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