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Meaning & Definition of Shortage in English





1. The property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

  • "New blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit"
  • deficit,
  • shortage,
  • shortfall

2. An acute insufficiency

  • dearth,
  • famine,
  • shortage

Examples of using

The emerging labor shortage is viewed as a sign of economic overheating.
There is a shortage of good building wood.
A water shortage causes a lot of inconvenience.