Part of speech: noun

Destitution; deprivation.

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Usage examples "privation":

  1. It is strange to think how far those Oakley- street days of privation and endurance seem to have receded in the memories of both father and daughter. - "John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3)", Mary E. Braddon.
  2. If they are to value its benefits, it ought to cost them something- self- denial, privation even. - "Annie Kilburn A Novel", W. D. Howells.
  3. Hitherto she had triumphed over fatigue and privation by a power which seemed inexhaustible, and was certainly mysterious. - "Audrey Craven", May Sinclair.