deprivation noun definition in Poverty and famine topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

deprivation

 noun: Poverty and famine topic
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) the deprivations and hardships resulting from the blockade

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