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EtymologyEdit

From Old French privacion, from Latin prīvātiō; compare French privation. See private.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹaɪˈveɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

privation (countable and uncountable, plural privations)

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

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NounEdit

privation f (plural privations)

  1. deprivation
  2. shortage, deficiency
  3. defect