What does the word privation mean?

Usage examples for 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) by 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 by W. D. Howells
  3. Hitherto she had triumphed over fatigue and privation by a power which seemed inexhaustible, and was certainly mysterious. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair