- Deprivation is defined as the state of having something withheld from the enjoyment or possession of someone.
An example of deprivation is a prisoner of war being denied enough food to live.
deprivation definition by Webster's New World
- a depriving or being deprived
- a loss
Origin: Middle English deprivacioun
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- deprivational adjective
deprivation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- a. The act or an instance of depriving; loss.b. The condition of being deprived; privation.
- A removal of rank or office.
deprivation - Medical Definition
The absence, loss, or withholding of something needed.