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deprivation – without economic or social necessities; dispossession; loss
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tr.v. de·praved, de·prav·ing, de·praves
To debase, especially morally; corrupt. See Synonyms at corrupt.
[Middle English depraven, to corrupt, from Old French depraver, from Latin dēprāvāre : dē-, de- + prāvus, crooked.]
dep′ra·va′tion (dĕp′rə-vā′shən) n.
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|Noun||1.||depravation - moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"|
immorality - the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct; "the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction"
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