American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of depriving; loss.
- n. The condition of being deprived; privation.
- n. A removal of rank or office.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of depriving; a taking away.
- n. The state of being deprived; loss; want; bereavement.
- n. 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
- n. countable The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
- n. uncountable The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
- n. countable The taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
- n. followed by “of” lack.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
- n. The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
- n. (Eccl. Law) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
- n. act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
- n. a state of extreme poverty
- n. the disadvantage that results from losing something
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“Sleep deprivation is currently my middle name, so to speak.”
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