DESTITUTE, a. [L. To set. Literally, set from or away.]1. Not having or possessing; wanting; as destitute of virtue, or of peity; destitute of food and clothing. It differs from deprived, as it does not necessarily imply previous possession.2. Needy; abject; comfortless; friendless.He will regard the prayer of the destitute. Ps. 102.
DESTITUTE, n. One who is without friends or comfort.
DESTITUTE, v.t. 1. To forsake.2. To deprive.