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English definition of “deprivation”


noun [C or U]     /ˌdep.rɪˈveɪ.ʃən/
C2 a situation in which you do not have things or conditions that are usually considered necessary for a pleasant life : They used sleep deprivation as a form of torture . There is awful deprivation in the shanty towns . There were food shortages and other deprivations during the Civil War .Poverty and poor
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