Privation

Definition of Privation

Pri`va´tion   Pronunciation: prî`vā´shŭn
n.1.The act of depriving, or taking away; hence, the depriving of rank or office; degradation in rank; deprivation.
2.The state of being deprived or destitute of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need; as, to undergo severe privations.
3.The condition of being absent; absence; negation.
Evil will be known by consequence, as being only a privation, or absence, of good.
- South.
Privation mere of light and absent day.
- Milton.

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