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deprivationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdep.rɪˈveɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌdep.rəˈveɪ.ʃən/
C2 a ​situation in which you do not have things or ​conditions that are usually ​considerednecessary for a ​pleasantlife: They used ​sleep deprivation as a ​form of ​torture. There is ​awful deprivation in the ​shantytowns. There were ​foodshortages and other deprivations during the Civil War.
(Definition of deprivation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deprivationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌdep·rəˈveɪ·ʃən/
an ​absence or too little of something ​important: [C] There were ​foodshortages and other deprivations during the ​war.
(Definition of deprivation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 缺失,缺乏,匮乏…
in Chinese (Traditional) 缺失,缺乏,匱乏…
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