Orphaning
Orphan Or"phan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orphaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Orphaning}.] To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents. --Young. [1913 Webster]

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  • Orphan — Or phan, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Orphaned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Orphaning}.] To cause to become an orphan; to deprive of parents. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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