privation for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (praɪveɪʃən)
Word forms: privations
If you sufferprivation or privations, you have to live without many of the things that are thought to be necessary in life, such as food, clothing, or comfort. [formal] ⇒ They endured five years of privation during the second world war. [+ of] ⇒ The privations of monastery life were evident in his appearance.