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shortage

noun short·age \ˈshr-tij\

: a state in which there is not enough of something that is needed ( chiefly Brit )

Full Definition of SHORTAGE

:  lack, deficit

Examples of SHORTAGE

  1. <there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year>

First Known Use of SHORTAGE

1868

Rhymes with SHORTAGE

SHORTAGE Defined for Kids

shortage

noun short·age \ˈshr-tij\

Definition of SHORTAGE for Kids

:  a condition in which there is not enough of something needed :  deficit <a water shortage>

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