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dep·ri·va·tion

deprivation

 
pronunciation:
de prih veI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition or state of not having something that one needs, esp. a thing that all or most people need, such as safety, affection, food, and shelter; privation.
The child suffered both the deprivation of having lost his parents and the deprivation caused by poverty.The prisoners suffered many deprivations; having little food was just one of them.
antonyms:
wealth
similar words:
hardship, privation
definition 2: the act of depriving.
similar words:
abridgment, privation
definition 3: dispossession; loss.
antonyms:
possession
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