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English definition of “deprived”

deprived

adjective uk   /dɪˈpraɪvd/ us  
C1 not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life, such as enough money, food, or good living conditions: She had a deprived childhood/comes from a deprived background. a deprived areaLacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryPoverty and poor
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