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privationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /praɪˈveɪ.ʃən/ formal
a ​lack of the ​basic things that are ​necessary for an ​acceptablestandard of ​living: Economic privation is ​pushing the ​poor towards ​crime. Several ​villages sufferedserious privations during ​theirlongisolation 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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