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Definition of privation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    privation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//praɪˈveɪʃn//
     
    [countable, usually plural, uncountable] (formal)
     
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  1. 1a lack of the basic things that people need for living synonym hardship
  2. 2 the privations of poverty They endured years of suffering and privation.
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