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overstretched

adjective     /ˌəʊ.vəˈstretʃt/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈ-/
not having enough money, people, equipment, etc.: Hospitals are overstretched, and patients are not getting the treatment they need.Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
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