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Dictionary definition for: Deprivation

1. (n) a state of extreme poverty

2. (n) the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation" "losing him is no great deprivation"

3. (n) act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation" "deprivation of civil rights"

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