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  1. privation

    • IPA[prʌɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      a state in which food and other essentials for well-being are lacking;the loss or absence of a quality or attribute that is normally present
    • noun: privation, plural noun: privations

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a state in which food and other essentials for well-being are lacking years of rationing and privation the privations of life at the front
    • 2. formal the loss or absence of a quality or attribute that is normally present cold is the privation of heat
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    • IPA[prīˈvāSH(ə)n]

    美式

    • n.
      a state in which things that are essential for human well-being such as food and warmth are ... years of rationing and privation the privations of life at the front

    Oxford American Dictionary