Definition of deprived
: marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or of healthful environmental influences culturally deprived children sleep-deprived parents
Examples of deprived in a Sentence
The diet allows you to eat small amounts of your favorite foods, so you won't feel deprived.
deprived children growing up in the slums
Recent Examples of deprived from the Web
The law was poorly written, and led to a proliferation of H.M.O.s that failed to cut costs and deprived people of care, putting many off the idea of capitation.
Some squid have migrated north of the gulf’s Midriff Islands, while others aren’t growing as large to better their chances of surviving the nutrient-deprived waters spawned by the El Niño pattern of warm currents.
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DEPRIVED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deprived for English Language Learners
: not having the things that are needed for a good or healthy life
DEPRIVED Defined for Kids
Definition of deprived for Students
: not having the things that are needed for a good or healthful life
Legal Definition of deprived
: marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or care in a healthful environment a deprived child
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