Definition of 'deprivation'
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Long-term sleep deprivation has been linked to weight gain and cancer. The Sun (2016) Sleep deprivation is one of the most acute problems in the armed forces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Being a parent is a lifetime of sleep deprivation. The Sun (2016)My daughter has caused me 14 years of sleep deprivation. The Sun (2016)He copes well with the sleep deprivation and hardship but the lack of company for more than ten weeks is always a struggle. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was the deprivation of life and the process of dying. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Its use as a punishment which consists of the deprivation of liberty was not regarded as sufficient. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The human brain has not faced sleep deprivation before. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The security services used harsh methods of sensory deprivation against prisoners. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The same applies in areas of social deprivation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Or is it a joyous message about beauty in the face of deprivation? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Prisoners can also be kept in conditions of physical discomfort and subjected to sensory deprivation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The sleep deprivation is what worries me. The Sun (2015)Knowing what worry and deprivation we face should mean more consideration not less. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was like a sensory deprivation chamber. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Studies show that sleep deprivation visibly alters brain activity. The Sun (2008)That does not mean that anyone who has suffered the deprivation of liberty becomes a friend of liberty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The purpose or reason for the measure was irrelevant when considering whether it constituted objective deprivation of liberty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was designed to effect retribution through the deprivation of liberty and the physical endurance of hard labour. Taking Child Abuse Seriously: Contemporary issues in child protection theory and practice (1990)One sign of corruption was the readiness to follow fashion by attributing poverty and deprivation to insufficient public expenditure on social welfare. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)They took into account whether parents smoked, upbringing and social deprivation. The Sun (2006)Yet huge swathes of poverty, deprivation and overcrowding still persist. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Singer sets out this point systematically thus: suffering caused by deprivation is bad. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Schools giving free school meals are a reasonable indicator of social deprivation, so that was one. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But their property dream has turned into a nightmare of poverty, deprivation and ill health. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The two-month expedition sees them stare death in the face as they battle freezing weather, avalanches and oxygen deprivation. The Sun (2007)While I have a great deal of respect for this approach and its founder, for me this seemed like a life of deprivation. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)
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Translations for 'deprivation'
British English: deprivation NOUN
If you suffer deprivation, you do not have or are prevented from having something that you want or need.
...long-term patients who face a life of deprivation.
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