|1.||[ noun ] the disadvantage that results from losing something|
"his loss of credibility led to his resignation" or "losing him is no great deprivation"
|2.||[ noun ] a state of extreme poverty|
|Related terms:||poverty dispossess|
|3.||[ noun ] act of depriving someone of food or money or rights|
"nutritional privation" "deprivation of civil rights"
|Related terms:||social_control starvation pauperization dispossess|