deprivation deprivation  /ˌdɛ prə ˈveɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a state of extreme poverty
  2. (n) the disadvantage that results from losing something
  3. (n) act of depriving someone of food or money or rights



  1. Senator McCain's spokesperson disputes a report that McCain raised no objection when told of the CIA's use of sleep deprivation in questioning suspected terrorists.
  2. Three studies examine Americans' sleep deprivation, pointing to cell phones and work as chief culprits, and the consequences of sleeplessness for kids.
  3. Political deprivation can reinforce economic destitution.


  1. Miss Utah and the dreaded Q&A brainfreeze

    Stress of competition and sleep deprivation can make the dreaded interview brainfreeze a reality for Miss USA contestants.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. Tribal Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

    GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services officer has denied federal charges filed after a woman said he forced her to have sex with him in his patrol vehicle to avoid going to jail. The Great Falls Tribune reports 56-year-old Michael Connelly Sr. is charged with sexual abuse, deprivation of rights under color of law and giving a false statement to a federal officer.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Flathead Beacon

  3. Float center offers saltwater sensory deprivation tanks

    The concept behind floating is sensory deprivation. The goal is to put you in the "theta" mind state, which is what you experience in between being awake and asleep.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KVAL Eugene


  1. "The world has never seen this kind of advance before," Murdoch said. "These are people who have known deprivation. These are people who are intent on developing their skills, improving their lives and showing the world what they can do."
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Rupert Murdoch Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We saw social unrest, deprivation and even violence," Zoellick said. "Poor people suffered most from the mistakes of others."
    on Apr 23, 2009 By: Robert Zoellick Source: BusinessWeek

  3. Grayling believes The Wire illustrates how that the US "culture of deprivation, harm, addiction and failure" is being imported across the Atlantic.
    on Aug 24, 2009 By: Chris Grayling Source:

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