deprivation

[ dep-ruh-vey-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɛp rəˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of depriving.
the fact of being deprived.
dispossession; loss.
removal from ecclesiastical office.

Nearby words

  1. depressor muscle of lower lip,
  2. depressor muscle of septum,
  3. depressor nerve,
  4. depressurize,
  5. depretis,
  6. deprivative,
  7. deprive,
  8. deprived,
  9. deprofessionalize,
  10. deprogram

Origin of deprivation

1525–35; < Medieval Latin dēprīvātiōn- (stem of dēprīvātiō), equivalent to dēprīvāt(us) deprived (past participle of dēprīvāre; see deprive, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

Related formsnon·dep·ri·va·tion, nounpre·dep·ri·va·tion, nounself-dep·ri·va·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for deprivation

deprivation

/ (ˌdɛprɪˈveɪʃən) /

noun

an act or instance of depriving
the state of being deprivedsocial deprivation; a cycle of deprivation and violence
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Word Origin and History for deprivation

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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Medicine definitions for deprivation

deprivation

[ dĕp′rə-vāshən ]

n.

The absence, loss, or withholding of something needed.

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