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noun deprivation pronunciation in British English /ˌdeprɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a situation in which people do not have basic things that they need to live a comfortable life

    social deprivation

  2. 2
    [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.


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