how to pronounce privation


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meanings of privation


  1. The act of depriving someone of such basic necessities; deprivation.
  2. The state of being very poor, and lacking the basic necessities of life.
  3. The state of being deprived of or lacking an attribute formerly or properly possessed; the loss or absence of such an attribute.
  4. Degradation or suspension from an office.