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noun as in taking, keeping away; need

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That finding offered a window into the effects of long-term parental deprivation on stress responses.

To single out the effects of early hardship, Gunnar needed children who had started life in deprivation but then moved into healthy, supportive environments after infancy.

To study these effects, Gunnar needed children who had felt deprivation in infancy, then moved into healthy, supportive homes.

The first studies to investigate total sleep deprivation had a maniacal quality to them.

In fact, control rats managed to sleep about 70% as much as they normally would, suffering only mild sleep deprivation.

Zubaydah and two other detainees were subsequently waterboarded, and subjected to other methods including sleep deprivation.

Detainees there were subject to sleep deprivation, shackled to bars with their hands above their heads.

He was slapped, grabbed in the face, placed in stress positions, placed in standing sleep deprivation, and doused with water.

Neurons begin to die within four to six minutes of oxygen deprivation.

But delay hurts, deprivation is unfair, and waiting (and waiting) matters.

It is astonishing how deeply I felt this deprivation, and how much more horrible my solitude now appeared.

They could, besides, be judged from the standpoint of deprivation, comparing them to each other as if they contained some form.

By this one deprivation his contact with man had ruined him for the life of nature.

The only punishment suffered in these cases is the deprivation of the power of seeing fairies, or banishment from their society.

It would be hard to imagine any deprivation greater than that to which this misfortune condemned the explorers.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deprivation, such as: destitution, hardship, privation, denial, detriment, and disadvantage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.