Meaning of deprivation

dep•ri•va•tion

Pronunciation: (dep"ru-vā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of depriving.
  2. the fact of being deprived.
  3. dispossession; loss.
  4. removal from ecclesiastical office.
  5. privation.
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