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 (dĕs′tĭ-to͞ot′, -tyo͞ot′)
1. Lacking resources or the means of subsistence; completely impoverished.
2. Utterly lacking; devoid: Young recruits destitute of any experience.

[Middle English, from Latin dēstitūtus, past participle of dēstituere, to abandon : dē-, de- + statuere, to set; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

des′ti·tute′ness n.
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The Prophet himself emphasizes the importance of opening the doors to those who are in need: "There is no leader who closes his door to the needy, the poor, and the destitute except that God will close the door of heaven to his poverty, neediness, and destituteness" (al-Tirmidhi, hadith no: 1332).
An 84 person- capacity repatriation center, which was established in 2008 and its capacity was increased to 84 with additional building, located in Ayvacyk district, nowadays servicing around 500 immigrants who are in very big destituteness since the inadequate physical condition of the center.
[and] destitute of moisture and vegetation." In most definitions, therefore, barrenness, lifelessness, and destituteness are common attributes of such spaces.