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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Act of keeping someone from food or money or rights; A state of extreme poverty.

Usage examples (34)
  • Nutritional privation
  • It's an approach that guarantees only long term privation and nearly inevitable failure.
  • And I underscore that word privation because recessions, even though they're painful, are not privation.
  • Summer has come, the fine weather has returned, but I cannot go out -- a privation which is really quite vexatious. for more
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