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 Dictionary entry overview: What does privation mean? 

  The noun PRIVATION has 2 senses:

1. a state of extreme poverty
2. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights

  Familiarity information: PRIVATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1privation [BACK TO TOP]


A state of extreme poverty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


deprivation; neediness; privation; want

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

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

Sense 2privation [BACK TO TOP]


Act of depriving someone of food or money or rights

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


privation; deprivation

Context examples:

nutritional privation / deprivation of civil rights

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

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

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

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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