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[ UK /dɪpɹɪvˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌdɛpɹəˈveɪʃən/ ]
  1. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
    deprivation of civil rights
    nutritional privation
  2. a state of extreme poverty
  3. the disadvantage that results from losing something
    losing him is no great deprivation
    his loss of credibility led to his resignation
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How To Use deprivation In A Sentence

  • Racism is a tragedy beyond socioeconomic deprivation; it speaks of the total deprivation of the church today.
  • Punters and racegoers have felt only a sense of deprivation through the snow and ice of recent weeks. Times, Sunday Times
  • She goes from being a Southern belle, who's never been able to do anything practical, to someone who learns to survive under the most terrible circumstances of war and deprivation.
  • The security services used harsh methods of sensory deprivation against prisoners. Times, Sunday Times
  • He points out that where such extreme early deprivation is followed by nurturant care there is some improvement in speech, intelligence and social skills.
  • But the painted kerbing and the gaily-coloured banners can't disguise the extent of the social and educational deprivation of this community.
  • Crews endure loneliness, sensory deprivation, disorientating microgravity and the anxiety of knowing the vacuum of space is kept from them by an aluminium hull just a few millimetres thick.
  • The only answer to the lies of the neo-fascists is to remove the causes of deprivation and environmental neglect by creating educational and job opportunities on the neglected estates and inner-cities.
  • Psychoanalysts tend to regard both sadism and masochism as arising from childhood deprivation.
  • He notes a case where a user inhaled the gas from a mask directly attached to a medical gas tank, lost consciousness, and subsequently died from oxygen deprivation.
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