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DEPRIVATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deprivation mean? 

DEPRIVATION (noun)
  The noun DEPRIVATION has 3 senses:

1. a state of extreme poverty
2. the disadvantage that results from losing something
3. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights

  Familiarity information: DEPRIVATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPRIVATION (noun)


Sense 1deprivation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of extreme poverty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

deprivation; neediness; privation; want

Hypernyms ("deprivation" is a kind of...):

impoverishment; poorness; poverty (the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions)


Sense 2deprivation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The disadvantage that results from losing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deprivation; loss

Context examples:

his loss of credibility led to his resignation / losing him is no great deprivation

Hypernyms ("deprivation" is a kind of...):

disadvantage (the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position)


Sense 3deprivation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of depriving someone of food or money or rights

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

privation; deprivation

Context examples:

nutritional privation / deprivation of civil rights

Hypernyms ("deprivation" is a kind of...):

social control (control exerted (actively or passively) by group action)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deprivation"):

impoverishment; pauperisation; pauperization (the act of making someone poor)

starvation; starving (the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine)


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