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emotional deprivation

a lack of adequate psychological nurturance, usually occurring in the early developmental years. Unabridged
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emotional de-privation in Medicine

emotional deprivation n.
The lack of adequate and appropriate interpersonal and environmental interaction, usually in the early developmental years.

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