Etymology
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privation (n.)

late 14c., privacioun, "condition of being without (something);" mid-15c., "act of depriving, act of removing or destroying property;" from Old French privacion and directly from Latin privationem (nominative privatio) "a taking away," noun of action from past-participle stem of privare "to deprive, rob, strip" of anything; "to deliver from" anything (see private (adj.)). Broader meaning "state of being deprived, want of life's comforts or of some necessity" is attested from 1790.

updated on November 18, 2020

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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
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