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Noun: deprivation  ,de-pru'vey-shun
  1. A state of extreme poverty
    - privation, want, neediness
     
  2. The disadvantage that results from losing something
    "losing him is no great deprivation";
    - loss
     
  3. Act of depriving someone of food, money or rights
    "deprivation of civil rights";
    - privation

Sounds like: depravatio

Derived forms: deprivations

Type of: disadvantage, immiseration, immiserisation [Brit], immiserization, impoverishment, poorness, poverty, social control

Encyclopedia: Deprivation, sensory