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privation (n.)

mid-14c., "action of depriving," from Old French privacion and directly from Latin privationem (nominative privatio) "a taking away," noun of action from past-participle stem of privare "deprive" (see private (adj.)). Meaning "want of life's comforts or of some necessity" is attested from 1790.

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Definitions of privation from WordNet

privation (n.)
a state of extreme poverty;
Synonyms: want / deprivation / neediness
privation (n.)
act of depriving someone of food or money or rights;
nutritional privation
Synonyms: deprivation
From wordnet.princeton.edu