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Pronunciation:  `depru'veyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"
  2. [n]  the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"
  3. [n]  a state of extreme poverty

DEPRIVATION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: loss, privation, privation, want
 See Also: disadvantage, impoverishment, impoverishment, pauperisation, pauperization, poorness, poverty, social control, starvation, starving



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dep`ri*va"tion\, n. [LL. deprivatio.]
1. The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act
   of deposing or divesting of some dignity.

2. The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want;

3. (Eccl. Law) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice,
   or other spiritual promotion or dignity.

Note: Deprivation may be a beneficio or ab officio; the first
      takes away the living, the last degrades and deposes
      from the order.

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