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privationnoun [C or U]

uk   /praɪˈveɪ.ʃən/  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.
(Definition of privation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “privation”
in Spanish privación…
in Vietnamese tình trạng thiếu thốn…
in Malaysian kekurangan keperluan hidup…
in Thai ความขาดแคลน…
in French privation…
in German die Entbehrung…
in Chinese (Simplified) (生活必需品的)匮乏, 贫困…
in Indonesian kemiskinan…
in Chinese (Traditional) (生活必需品的)匱乏, 貧困…
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