- non·dep·ri·va·tion, noun
- pre·dep·ri·va·tion, noun
- self-dep·ri·va·tion, noun
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How to use deprivation in a sentence
That finding offered a window into the effects of long-term parental deprivation on stress responses.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life | Esther Landhuis | August 28, 2020 | Science News
To single out the effects of early hardship, Gunnar needed children who had started life in deprivation but then moved into healthy, supportive environments after infancy.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life | Esther Landhuis | August 28, 2020 | Science News
To study these effects, Gunnar needed children who had felt deprivation in infancy, then moved into healthy, supportive homes.
The first studies to investigate total sleep deprivation had a maniacal quality to them.
In fact, control rats managed to sleep about 70% as much as they normally would, suffering only mild sleep deprivation.
Zubaydah and two other detainees were subsequently waterboarded, and subjected to other methods including sleep deprivation.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me | Kimberly Dozier | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Detainees there were subject to sleep deprivation, shackled to bars with their hands above their heads.
He was slapped, grabbed in the face, placed in stress positions, placed in standing sleep deprivation, and doused with water.
Neurons begin to die within four to six minutes of oxygen deprivation.
But delay hurts, deprivation is unfair, and waiting (and waiting) matters.
It is astonishing how deeply I felt this deprivation, and how much more horrible my solitude now appeared.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
They could, besides, be judged from the standpoint of deprivation, comparing them to each other as if they contained some form.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3 | Plotinos (Plotinus)
By this one deprivation his contact with man had ruined him for the life of nature.The Watchers of the Trails | Charles G. D. Roberts
The only punishment suffered in these cases is the deprivation of the power of seeing fairies, or banishment from their society.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
It would be hard to imagine any deprivation greater than that to which this misfortune condemned the explorers.The Life of Kit Carson | Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for deprivation
an act or instance of depriving
the state of being deprived: social deprivation; a cycle of deprivation and violence
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