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privation

Noun

1 a state of extreme poverty [syn: want, deprivation]
2 act of depriving someone of food or money or rights; "nutritional privation"; "deprivation of civil rights" [syn: deprivation]

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  1. The state of being very poor, and lacking the basic necessities of life.
  2. The act of depriving someone of such basic necessities; deprivation.

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