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Meaning & Definition of Shortage in English

English

Shortage

/ʃɔrtəʤ/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • deficit
  • ,
  • shortage
  • ,
  • shortfall

2. An acute insufficiency

    synonym:
  • dearth
  • ,
  • famine
  • ,
  • shortage

Examples of using

There's a water shortage in this area.
The shortage of engineers is the greatest bottleneck to the development of our company.