1525–35; < Medieval Latin dēprīvātiōn- (stem of dēprīvātiō), equivalent to dēprīvāt(us) deprived (past participle of dēprīvāre; see deprive, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

nondeprivation, noun
predeprivation, noun
self-deprivation, noun Unabridged
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deprivation (ˌdɛprɪˈveɪʃən)
1.  an act or instance of depriving
2.  the state of being deprived: social deprivation; a cycle of deprivation and violence

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Word Origin & History

1530s, from M.L. deprivationem, noun of action from deprivare (see deprive).
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deprivation dep·ri·va·tion (děp'rə-vā'shən)
The absence, loss, or withholding of something needed.

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