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deprivation

[dep-ruh-vey-shuh n] /ˌdɛp rəˈveɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of depriving.
2.
the fact of being deprived.
3.
dispossession; loss.
4.
removal from ecclesiastical office.
5.
Origin of deprivation
1525-1535
1525-35; < Medieval Latin dēprīvātiōn- (stem of dēprīvātiō), equivalent to dēprīvāt(us) deprived (past participle of dēprīvāre; see deprive, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nondeprivation, noun
predeprivation, noun
self-deprivation, noun
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Examples from the Web for deprivation
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  • And from dropsy to the deprivation of life into which your folly will bring you.

  • The most amazing thing about him is that he turns hardship and deprivation into pleasure.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • deprivation of it quickly produces a starved physical condition.

    No Animal Food Rupert H. Wheldon
  • This was deprivation of the privileges of a freeman and banishment from the City.

    The History of London Walter Besant
  • Without the deprivation of a single necessity, or comfort, even.

British Dictionary definitions for deprivation

deprivation

/ˌdɛprɪˈveɪʃən/
noun
1.
an act or instance of depriving
2.
the state of being deprived: social deprivation, a cycle of deprivation and violence
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Word Origin and History for deprivation
n.

mid-15c., "removal from office or position," from Medieval Latin deprivationem (nominative deprivatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deprivare (see deprive).

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deprivation in Medicine

deprivation dep·ri·va·tion (děp'rə-vā'shən)
n.
The absence, loss, or withholding of something needed.

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