• WordNet 3.6
    • n deprivation act of depriving someone of food or money or rights "nutritional privation","deprivation of civil rights"
    • n deprivation the disadvantage that results from losing something "his loss of credibility led to his resignation","losing him is no great deprivation"
    • n deprivation a state of extreme poverty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you are locked in a completely sealed room, you will die of carbon dioxide poisoning first before you will die of oxygen deprivation.
    • Deprivation The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
    • Deprivation The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
    • Deprivation (Eccl. Law) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deprivation The act of depriving; a taking away.
    • n deprivation The state of being deprived; loss; want; bereavement.
    • n deprivation Degradation from office, rank, or position; deposition: now used chiefly of the deposition of a bishop or other clergyman. This is of two kinds: deprivation a beneficio, or deprivation of living or preferment; and deprivation ab officio, or deprivation of order, otherwise called deposition or degradation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Deprivation act of depriving: state of being deprived: degradation from office: loss: bereavement: suffering from hardship
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  • Seneca
    “Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.”
  • Laurence J. Peter
    “Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.”
  • May Sarton
    “There is only one real deprivation... and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.”
  • Jean Rostand
    “I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.”
  • John Galsworthy
    John Galsworthy
    “When Man evolved Pity, he did a queer thing -- deprived himself of the power of living life as it is without wishing it to become something different.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “When God punishes a land, he deprives it leaders of wisdom.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. deprivatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. deprivāre, to degrade—L. de, from, and privāre, to deprive—privus, one's own.


In literature:

The love which I bear you has deprived me of repose: do not treat me with cruel disdain.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
We set at liberty an unimpregnated young queen, eleven days old, whose hive had always been deprived of males.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
The only result of the rising of Manuel Quesada was that Cuba was deprived of her representation in the Spanish Cortes.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
It seems to me to be somewhat similar to the transformation of water into vapour, which returns to its liquid state when deprived of caloric.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The king was deprived of administrative power, as he had been deprived of legislative power.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
By this means the roots of the teeth become bare, and thus deprived of their natural stimulus, they prematurely decay.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
A disturbance took place last night, which deprived all of us of sleep.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
Mrs. Adams, as well as her friend Mrs. Warren, had in their own persons felt the deprivations of early educational advantages.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
The King of Holland thinks, no doubt, that he was unjustly deprived of the Belgian provinces.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Deprived of metals some of their finest effects would have been impossible.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot

In poetry:

God is the fountain of all bliss,
Of life, of light, and peace;
They then must needs be comfortless
Who are depriv'd of these.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Thy peoples guilt, a heavy load!
When standing in their room
Deprived thee of the light of God,
And filled thy soul with gloom.
"The Moon In Silver Glory Shone" by John Newton
O Lord, I frankly own to thee,
That I have long deserv'd to be
Depriv'd quite of the vital air:
So num'rous my transgressions are!
"Lamentation Of A Sinner" by Rees Prichard
To be a place where fragrant flowers
Deprive the thorns of stings,
Where sunny souls spend happy hours,
And Nature laughs and sings.
"Amityville" by Jared Barhite
Why did she with a mother's hand
Deprive her child of breath?
She'll tell you, with a Roman's smile,
That slavery's worse than death.
"Liberty Or Death" by James Madison Bell
O Rank! from nobler sires derived,
O Wealth! purse-rich, but nothing more,
Grow worthier of your state and store,
Or of their homage go deprived.
"True Nobility" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Just 15 Minutes of Sensory Deprivation Triggers Hallucinations.
Just 15 minutes of near-total sensory deprivation can bring on hallucinations in many otherwise sane individuals.
Hathaway says 'Les Mis' made her feel deprived .
Court to decide if a sleepy juror deprived a convicted murderer of a fair trial.
Most vacation- deprived people in the world.
Workers in Japan are among the most vacation- deprived in the world.
30 most sleep- deprived US cities.
Find out which US cities are the most sleep- deprived .
Yet according to Expedia's 2012 Vacation Deprivation survey Americans still leave two days unused on average-- taking 10 out of a possible 12-14 vacation days.
She tells the December issue of Vogue the part left her in a "state of deprivation , physical and emotional".
If only there was a solution like that for sleep deprivation .
"We Feel Good, We're Optimistic, We're a Little Sleep- Deprived ".
A valve is to blame for the oxygen deprivation problems some pilots were experiencing.
Poor Californians, so deprived of foie gras .
Check out these delicious ideas that won't leave you, or your sweetie, feeling deprived.

In science:

Because of the geometric (thin disk) configuration of the diffuse ISM and the modest incidence of dusty molecular clouds, the quiescent phase is only moderately affected by dust extinction, and naturally originates most of the optical/NIR background (included early-type galaxies completely deprived of an ISM).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
Once also the outer regions get deprived of their small grains, they too become optically thin and the entire IR excess drops down.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
In the 3-manifold case, we are deprived of this tool, and it seems difficult to say anything at all about a random element of T3 (n).
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Minkowski space deprived of the singular surfaces, having consequently, µ = ¯ν and ρ real.
Complex variables for separation of Hamilton-Jacobi equation on three-dimensional Minkowski space
On the other hand, depriving LTL of the next operator would “weaken” the logic to a pure ordering without any metrics (see below).
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey