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sufficient

adjective [not gradable]  /səˈfɪʃ·ənt/ us  
enough for a particular purpose: [+ to infinitive] The company did not have sufficient funds to pay for the goods it had received.
sufficiently
adverb [not gradable]  /səˈfɪʃ·ənt·li/ us  
[+ to infinitive] Kulkowski hopes to have recovered sufficiently from his knee injury to play in the semifinals next week.
Translations of “sufficient”
in Korean 충분한…
in Arabic كافٍ…
in Portuguese suficiente…
in Catalan suficient…
in Japanese 十分な, 足りる…
in Italian sufficiente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 足夠的,充足的…
in Russian достаточный…
in Turkish yeterli, kâfi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 足够的,充足的…
in Polish wystarczający, dostateczny…
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