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noun deprivation pronunciation in British English /ˌdeprɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singulardeprivation
pluraldeprivations
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    [countable/uncountable] a situation in which you do not have something that you need or want

    He was beginning to show symptoms of sleep deprivation.

    the deprivations of prison life

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of deprivation

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