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English definition of “deficient”


adjective uk   /dɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us  
not having enough of: A diet deficient in vitamin D may cause the disease rickets.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things not good enough: His theory is deficient in several respects.Not good enough
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
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