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insufficiency

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noun in·suf·fi·cien·cy \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈfi-shən(t)-sē\

Definition of insufficiency

plural in·suf·fi·cien·cies

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being insufficient: as a :  lack of mental or moral fitness :  incompetence <the insufficiency of this person for public office> b :  lack of adequate supply <insufficiency of provisions> c :  lack of physical power or capacity; especially :  inability of an organ or body part to function normally <renal insufficiency>

  2. 2 :  something that is insufficient or falls short of expectations



Examples of insufficiency

  1. <dealt with the school's insufficiency of art supplies by buying materials out of her own pocket>

  2. <her alleged insufficiency for the job>



1526

First Known Use of insufficiency

1526


Medical Dictionary

insufficiency

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noun in·suf·fi·cien·cy \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈfish-ən-sē\

Medical Definition of insufficiency

plural in·suf·fi·cien·cies

  1. :  the quality or state of not being sufficient: asa:  lack of adequate supply of something <an insufficiency of vitamins>b:  lack of physical power or capacity; especially :  inability of an organ or bodily part to function normally <renal insufficiency> <pulmonary insufficiency>—compare aortic regurgitation

  2. in·suf·fi·cient \-ənt\play adjective





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