depravation


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de·prav·i·ty

(dĕ-prav'i-tē),
A depraved act or the condition of being depraved.
Synonym(s): depravation

depravation

(dĕp″ră-vā′shŭn) [L. depravare, completely destroyed]
A pathological deterioration of function or secretion.
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Yes, there is crime in South Africa, but between 60 and 80 per cent of it occurs in hot-spots where there is widespread depravation," said Jordaan from his office overlooking the Soccer City development that will host the World Cup Final.
She suppressed memories of the depravation and fear she suffered during the siege until many years later when an accident re-injured a wound she received in Leningrad and caused the memories to return.
chairman of Newmark Knight Frank, has done more than most to demonstrate the power of giving, having helped ease the plight of literally thousands of men, women and children suffering illness, depravation or just plain bad luck during his nearly 40-year career in real estate.
Just as officers should know that they may experience sensory depravation, they also should understand that they may develop psychological and emotional problems after an incident.
Gallagher, used his homily to call pedophilia ``a serious moral depravation, a sin, and a criminal act.
Boy Willie's flight, even given his economic depravation, is his choice, one, in contrast to the trains which always return, from which he will not turn back.
The Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) was set up and Kleihues was put in charge of the Neubau section which worked largely in the much destroyed late Baroque areas of Southern Tiergarten and Southern Friedrichstadt; Hardt-Waltherr Hamer led the Altbau department that worked in the slums of Luisenstadt and Kreuzberg, which although more intact than the Baroque parts, were much decayed and suffering from social depravation.
The closing paragraph of Creshkofs letter raised a second useful point: "And here's another for your'spelling by ear' department: In the spate of articles that appeared in The New York Times following former hostage Terry Anderson's release, one stated that, despite years of depravation .
National Hyperbaric Rehab Center (OTC: NHYB) ("NHYB") cannot comment on the case further than to say that this is a very logical and sound treatment in the case of oxygen depravation such as was reported by CNN.
This is further evidence that when safe and legal pathways to migration are cut off, desperate children and families will do whatever they can to flee conflict, poverty and depravation.
Deryan promised that Akar would not endure depravation anymore.
The destructive civil war that lasted for over 25 years led to challenges, including high levels of poverty and human depravation caused by a combination of limited social and physical infrastructure, nascent industrial production and financial sectors, and adverse climatic conditions.