[15:18 bsb]$ dict bereft
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Bereave \Be*reave"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bereaved}, {Bereft};
     p. pr. & vb. n. {Bereaving.}] [OE. bireven, AS. bere['a]fian.
     See {Be-}, and {Reave.}]
     1. To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; -- with of before
        the person or thing taken away.

              Madam, you have bereft me of all words. --Shak.

              Bereft of him who taught me how to sing. --Tickell.

     2. To take away from. [Obs.]

              All your interest in those territories Is utterly
              bereft you; all is lost.              --Shak.

     3. To take away. [Obs.]

              Shall move you to bereave my life.    --Marlowe.

     Note: The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in
           reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved or
           bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and

     Syn: To dispossess; to divest.