Simple Definition of deprivation
: the state of not having something that people need : the state of being deprived of something
Examples of deprivation in a sentence
She is studying the effects of sleep deprivation.
She eventually overcame the deprivations of her childhood.
First Known Use of deprivation
DEPRIVATION Defined for Kids
Definition of deprivation for Students
1 : a taking or keeping away <a deprivation of rights>
2 : the state of having something taken away <sleep deprivation>
Medical Definition of deprivation
: 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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