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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɛp.ɹɪ.veɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


deprivation (countable and uncountable, plural deprivations)

  1. (countable) The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being deprived
    Synonyms: privation, loss, want, bereavement
    • 2023 March 22, 'Industry Insider', “Restoring Your Railway”, in RAIL, number 979, page 68:
      Outside the boundaries of the PTEs [Passenger Transport Executives], there was little mechanism to re-open routes, and despite a growing realisation that the lack of transport connectivity was a big contributor towards social deprivation and poor economic performance, there was little government policy recognition.
  3. (countable) The taking away from a clergyman of his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
  4. (followed by “of”) lack
    He was suffering from deprivation of sleep.

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deprivation c (singular definite deprivationen, plural indefinite deprivationer)

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