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shortage

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noun short·age \ˈshȯr-tij\

Simple Definition of shortage

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shortage

Examples of shortage in a sentence

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



1868

First Known Use of shortage

1868

Rhymes with shortage



SHORTAGE Defined for Kids

shortage

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noun short·age \ˈshȯr-tij\

Definition of shortage for Students

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





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