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shortage

noun

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a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number
  • there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year

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The first known use of shortage was in 1868

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“Shortage.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shortage. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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