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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprivationpri‧va‧tion /praɪˈveɪʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]  formalNOT HAVE a lack or loss of the things that everyone needs, such as food, warmth, and shelter the privations of wartime
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privationIn so doing, it distracts its members from the drudgery and privation of daily organizational life.Not only will there he material improvement for the average man, but an end to poverty and privation for all.The President realized that there would be sacrifices and certain privations.She experienced a lot of pain and perhaps always would; her privations may have damaged her health permanently.My privations were few-cold showers, and electricity for only four hours each day.He had endured times of privation as a boy, but he never dwelled on it.Among other privations, energy rationing had been introduced for the first time in the capital, Havana, in mid-April.The agony of the wilderness represents not just the awful physical, mental and spiritual privations.
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