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deprivation

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noun dep·ri·va·tion \ˌde-prə-ˈvā-shən also ˌdē-ˌprī-\

Simple Definition of deprivation

  • : the state of not having something that people need : the state of being deprived of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of deprivation

  1. 1 :  the state of being deprived :  privation; especially :  removal from an office, dignity, or benefice

  2. 2 :  an act or instance of depriving :  loss

Examples of deprivation in a sentence

  1. She is studying the effects of sleep deprivation.

  2. She eventually overcame the deprivations of her childhood.



15th Century

First Known Use of deprivation

15th century


DEPRIVATION Defined for Kids

deprivation

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noun de·pri·va·tion \ˌde-prə-ˈvā-shən, ˌdē-ˌprī-\

Definition of deprivation for Students

  1. 1 :  a taking or keeping away <a deprivation of rights>

  2. 2 :  the state of having something taken away <sleep deprivation>




Medical Dictionary

deprivation

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noun de·pri·va·tion \ˌdep-rə-ˈvā-shən, ˌdē-ˌprī-\

Medical Definition of deprivation

  1. :  the act or process of removing or the condition resulting from removal of something normally present and usually essential for mental or physical well-being <his nervous system may have been affected by early oxygen deprivation—Jack Fincher> <sleep deprivation>





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