shortage - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈʃɔː(r)tɪdʒ/
singularshortage
pluralshortages
  1. a lack of something that you need or want

    Refugees are facing serious food and fuel shortages.

    shortage of:

    a shortage of clean water

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