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deprivation

noun
     
dep‧ri‧va‧tion [countable usually plural, uncountable]
the lack of something that you need in order to be healthy, comfortable, or happy:
Sleep deprivation can result in mental disorders.
social/economic/emotional etc deprivation
Low birth weight is related to economic deprivation.
deprivation of
the deprivations of prison life

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