- adj. 穷困的；无的；缺乏的
- n. 赤贫者
- vt. 使穷困；夺去
de-, 不，非，使没有。-stit, 站，词源同stand, institute.即使无立足之地，引申义贫困。
- destitute: see statue
- destitute (adj.)
- late 14c., "abandoned, forsaken," from Latin destitutus "abandoned," past participle of destituere "forsake," from de- "away" + statuere "put, place," causative of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Originally literal; sense of "lacking resources, impoverished" is 1530s.
- 1. When he died, his family was left completely destitute.
- 2. When Mr. Smith died, his wife and childern were left destitute.
- 史密斯先生死后, 他的妻儿变得一贫如洗.
- 3. When Mr. Smith died, his wife and children were left destitute.
- 史密斯先生死时, 他的妻子和孩子都陷入贫困.
- 4. They were destitute of necessaries of life.
- 5. Many had lost all in the disaster and were destitute.
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