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deprived Line breaks: de|prived
Pronunciation: /dɪˈprʌɪvd/

Definition of deprived in English:


1Suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits: the charity cares for destitute and deprived children
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  • Smokers in deprived areas perceive a lack of support to help them to stop smoking.
  • She condemned the police tactics, as well as the deprived conditions and lack of opportunities for young people in the area.
  • The increase in the number of medical students will open the door to a medical career for students from deprived or culturally diverse communities.
disadvantaged, underprivileged, poverty-stricken, impoverished, poor, destitute, needy, in need, in want, badly off, unable to make ends meet, in reduced circumstances, unable to keep the wolf from the door;
British  on the bread line
1.1(Of a person) lacking a specified benefit that is considered important: the men felt sexually deprived
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  • It's much too easy to laugh at the most abandoned, most cheated and misled, most socially deprived people in the north.
  • And it even hints at the possibility of socially deprived people thinking about their larger condition.
  • This can be achieved by concentrating resources on conditions that affect socially and economically deprived people.
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