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Meaning of PRIVATION

Pronunciation:  prI'veyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights"
  2. [n]  a state of extreme poverty

PRIVATION is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: deprivation, deprivation, want
 See Also: impoverishment, impoverishment, pauperisation, pauperization, poorness, poverty, social control, starvation, starving



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pri*va"tion\, n. [L. privatio: cf. F. privation. See
1. The act of depriving, or taking away; hence, the depriving
   of rank or office; degradation in rank; deprivation.

2. The state of being deprived or destitute of something,
   especially of something required or desired; destitution;
   need; as, to undergo severe privations.

3. The condition of being absent; absence; negation.

         Evil will be known by consequence, as being only a
         privation, or absence, of good.       --South.

         Privation mere of light and absent day. --Milton.