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absence

noun

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1 a state of being without something necessary, desirable, or useful
  • the absence of volunteers to be troop leaders is putting the scouting program in real jeopardy

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The first known use of absence was in the 14th century

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“Absence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absence. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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