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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care, or educational facilities.
  • adj. Being at a disadvantage, especially with respect to competitive or opposing elements or forces: "We can't have . . . disadvantaged conventional forces on one hand and strategic nuclear forces on the other” ( Bernard Rogers).
  • n. Deprived people considered as a group. Often used with the.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disadvantage.
  • adj. Lacking an advantage relative to another.
  • adj. Poor; in financial difficulties.

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  • adj. marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences

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