NOTE: refers to the resulting state of extreme need.
These orphans are suffering from serious nutritional deprivation.
Losing him has not been a great deprivation for the company.
The continuing drought has caused thousands to suffer water deprivation.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
NOTE: refers to an actor/agent instigating a denial of a need.
The interrogators used sleep deprivation to weaken the prisoner's will.
This measure is a deprivation of personal civil liberties.
The experiment shows that subjects began to hallucinate if there is deprivation of sensory stimuli.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3