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deprivation

[ dep-ruh-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛp rəˈveɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of depriving.
the fact of being deprived.
dispossession; loss.
removal from ecclesiastical office.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM deprivation

non·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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Medical definitions for deprivation

deprivation
[ dĕp′rə-vāshən ]

n.
The absence, loss, or withholding of something needed.
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