What does the word deprivation mean?

Usage examples for deprivation

  1. He no longer bore any of those fatal outward signs of consumption, which fatigue and deprivation had once made painfully conspicuous. – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  2. The missionary body has felt this deprivation and isolation during critical periods in the history of the Board; and it still feels that, at least some of its number should be permitted both to enjoy the honour, and also to render the service incident to being corporate members of the Board. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  3. I can only say this, though- that it has always weighed on my mind as a great and sore deprivation, this being shut out from knowing what others mean when they talk and write about art. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic