Marked by the Destinies to be avoided.Shak.
(De*stit"u*ent) a. [L. destituens, p. pr. of destituere.] Deficient; wanting; as, a destituent
condition. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Des"ti*tute) a. [L. destitutus, p. p. of destituere to set away, leave alone, forsake; de +
statuere to set. See Statute.]
1. Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid;
often followed by of.
In thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.Ps. cxli. 8.
Totally destitute of all shadow of influence.Burke.
2. Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very
They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented.Heb. xi. 37.
(Des"ti*tute), v. t.
1. To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon. [Obs.]
To forsake or destitute a plantation.Bacon.
2. To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; followed by of. [Obs.]
Destituted of all honor and livings.Holinshed.
3. To disappoint. [Obs.]
When his expectation is destituted.Fotherby.
(Des"ti*tute*ly), adv. In destitution.
(Des"ti*tute*ness), n. Destitution. [R.] Ash.
(Des`ti*tu"tion) n. [L. destitutio a forsaking.] The state of being deprived of anything; the
state or condition of being destitute, needy, or without resources; deficiency; lack; extreme poverty; utter
want; as, the inundation caused general destitution.
(Des*trer" Dex"trer) , n. [OF. destrier, fr. L. dextra on the right side. The squire led his master's
horse beside him, on his right hand. Skeat.] A war horse. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(De*strie") v. t. To destroy. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(De*stroy") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Destroyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Destroying.] [OE. destroien,
destruien, destrien, OF. destruire, F. détruire, fr. L. destruere, destructum; de + struere to pile up,
build. See Structure.]