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privation

noun [C or U] uk   us   /praɪˈveɪ.ʃən/ formal
a lack of the basic things that are necessary for an acceptable standard of living: Economic privation is pushing the poor towards crime. Several villages suffered serious privations during their long isolation during the war.
Translations of “privation”
in Vietnamese tình trạng thiếu thốn…
in Spanish privación…
in Thai ความขาดแคลน…
in Malaysian kekurangan keperluan hidup…
in French privation…
in German die Entbehrung…
in Chinese (Traditional) (生活必需品的)匱乏, 貧困…
in Indonesian kemiskinan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (生活必需品的)匮乏, 贫困…
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