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Noun: privation  prI'vey-shun
  1. A state of extreme poverty
    - want, deprivation, neediness
  2. Act of depriving someone of food, money or rights
    "nutritional privation";
    - deprivation

Derived forms: privations

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

Encyclopedia: Privation