Definition of orphan verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

orphan

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɔrfən//
 
[usually passive]orphan somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they orphan
 
he / she / it orphans
 
past simple orphaned
 
-ing form orphaning
 
 
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to make a child an orphan She was orphaned in the war.
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