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inadequate provision of health care
We are trying to provide basic education with inadequate resources.
rail tracks that are inadequate for the loads carried on them
Existing laws are inadequate to deal with these problems.
The government's response was condemned as totally inadequate.
This is the American English definition of inadequate. View British English definition of inadequate.
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