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Definition of privation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

privation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//praɪˈveɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//praɪˈveɪʃn//
 
[countable, usually plural, uncountable] (formal)
 
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a lack of the basic things that people need for living synonym hardship the privations of poverty They endured years of suffering and privation. Word Origin Middle English: from Latin privatio(n-), from privat- ‘deprived’, from the verb privare ‘bereave, deprive’, from privus ‘single, individual’.
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