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privation

pri·va·tion

privation

 
 
pronunciation:
praI veI shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: lack of necessities or common comforts of life.
The people had known great privation during the war.
synonyms:
deprivation, destitution, impoverishment, need, poverty, want
similar words:
hardship, indigence, lack, necessity, penury, pinch
definition 2: an act, instance, or condition of deprivation.
synonyms:
deprivation, destitution, dispossession, need, want
similar words:
confiscation, deficiency, lack, loss
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