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deprived

[ dih-prahyvd ]
/ dɪˈpraɪvd /
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adjective
marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood.
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Origin of deprived

First recorded in 1545–55; deprive + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM deprived

self-de·prived, adjectiveun·de·prived, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deprived

depraved, deprived
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How to use deprived in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deprived

deprived
/ (dɪˈpraɪvd) /

adjective
lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etcdeprived inner-city areas
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