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Definition of "deprivation" [dep•ri•va•tion]

  • The act or an instance of depriving; loss. (noun)
  • The condition of being deprived; privation. (noun)
  • A removal of rank or office. (noun)
  • An act or instance of depriving (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The state of being deprived (noun)

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Use "deprivation" in a sentence
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  • "Lief and Zarin-Ackerman 1980 noted synonyms for the term deprivation: “disadvantaged, high risk, culturally poor, disorganized and crisis oriented.”"
  • "For the woman denied access, the deprivation is absolute: Either a woman can get a safe and legal abortion, or she cannot."