Definition of deprivation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deprivation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdɛprəˈveɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the fact of not having something that you need, like enough food, money, or a home; the process that causes this neglected children suffering from social deprivation sleep deprivation the deprivation of war (= the suffering caused by not having enough of some things)
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